“I first encountered Steve Bannon in 2004 and if you told me he would be arrested in 2020, my reaction would have been, ‘You really think it will take that long?’ One of the creepier freaks you’re likely to encounter this side of a White House staff meeting.”
— Former Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens, on Twitter.
“This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall.”
— Steve Bannon claimed his arrest over a scheme to defraud donors to a campaign supposedly raising funds for a border wall was politically motivated, CNN reports.
Former Trump administration chief strategist Steve Bannon was charged with fraud by federal prosecutors in New York and taken into custody, Axios reports. Bannon, along with three others, allegedly defrauded donors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for their own profit with a crowdfunding campaign called “We Build the Wall” that raked in over $25 million.
“I disagree with her ideologically, but I think Nancy Pelosi is a master at political warfare. I think, strategically, what she has done from their perspective is actually quite brilliant.”
— Steve Bannon, in an interview with CBS News.
“There’s no glamour to the job. I hated every second I was there. The West Wing has bad karma to it. They say, ‘Because you were doing bad stuff!’ But I was doing the Lord’s work.”
— Stephen Bannon, quoted by USA Today, on working in the Trump White House.
Steve Bannon’s no longer calling important shots,
And his invitations to speak usually end in boycotts.
His latest speaking brouhaha
Came from the University of Montana,
Which canceled Bannon’s keynote at a conference on sex robots.