Steve Bannon Plots 25-Person Effort To Save House Of Representatives For Trump In Midterms
Politico reported Wednesday night that the former White House strategist — who was ousted in August 2017 — is starting the 25-person group Citizens for the American Republic, an “outside” political organization that will strive to “advise surrogates, generate talking points, and flood the TV and radio airwaves.”
Bannon, a former Hollywood producer, is also set to release an upcoming documentary called Trump@War as part of his plan. Due for a September release — just like Michael Moore‘s forthcoming film Fahrenheit 11/9 — the movie is slated to portray Trump and his presidency in a very positive light, almost like “populist hero.” The documentary will also depict liberal Trump opponents as the more violent Americans.
“It’s very simple to me. This is a referendum on Trump, up-or-down vote on impeachment,” Bannon told Politico of the midterms, which will be held on Nov. 6. “This other side, they’re very motivated — and they’re motivated for one thing: They want to impeach Donald Trump. It’s all on the table Nov. 6. This is the re-elect. How do you use this to trigger the civil war in the Democratic party? You must win. [The midterms] have more value than the typical, ‘We‘re holding the House.‘”
Bannon has made multiple attempts at endearing himself with the White House again since his departure last year. However, Trump called him mentally unstable just a few months after his dismissal, saying the former strategist had “lost his mind.”
The Trump administration and many Republicans have since made repeated efforts to distance themselves from Bannon, the co-founder and former chairman of far-right website Breitbart News.
Bannon also reportedly denied wanting to work in the White House again or as a member of Trump’s 2020 campaign team.
Trump@War is also expected to be released exactly two years after Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters “deplorables” during the 2016 election. The former secretary of state drew strong criticism from conservatives for her comments.