Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is making headlines, but then again that is what he is paid for. On Thursday, Bannon spoke to the New York Times where he blasted the media and called those in the profession by a very long list of insulting names. Trump’s right arm said that reporters who are in print, on television, and radio are part of what dub the opposition party. He claimed that the media is an elitist group of people who are unable to understand the average Americans that is why they predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 race.
The man, who once proudly ran what he described as a platform of the Internet-based alt-right, said: “They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.” The former chief executive officer of the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump said that reporters should feel ashamed of how they cover his boss. He also said the should shut up and listen to the American public so they can understand why the New York billionaire was able to beat the Democrat.
The former executive chair of Breitbart News said in the phone interview: “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile.” He added: “They got it 100 percent wrong.”
The 63-year-old filmmaker was asked the following question: does he regret suggesting Sean Spicer for Press Secretary?
He was also asked if Spicer had lost all credibility during his first appearance in the White House press briefing room Saturday where he slammed the media and lied about the actual size of Trump’s inauguration crowd.
Trump’s Senior Counselor laughed and said: “Are you kidding me?. We think that’s a badge of honor. “Questioning the integrity” – are you kidding me? The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.” Mr. Bannon added: “You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.”
Asked will Spicer lose his job, he said the Press Secretary has nothing to worry about.