Steve Bannon, Navy veteran and former strategist for President Trump, has just re-emerged, making his first appearance after being arrested on August 20 and pleading not guilty to charges of fraud on August 31.
Bannon appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on September 17. He began his guest appearance by talking about his arrest and the political attacks on Trump campaign members.
“On the advice of counsel, My Lawyer Bill Burks says lay off, but I have to come forward. Bill Barr said the other night this is headhunting of high profile political associates of Trump, and I have to notice that it is almost 4 years to the day that I took over for Trump that I was arrested. But I was never going back to the campaign, and they are trying to criminalize political speech,” Bannon said.
Bannon quickly pivoted to the topic of the November election, and possible election interference by the Democrats.
“The campaign is in great shape to deliver a victory on Nov 3, the Democrats have traumatized their base, so they have to steal the election, and my platform now is bigger and my voice is bigger, and I am going to make sure corporations can not steal the election,” Bannon said.
The former Trump strategist also spoke in depth about the circumstances behind his arrest. The charges were in relation to the We Build the Wall campaign, which is an organization soliciting donations to build private sections of the wall along the Mexico–U.S. border. The project began as a GoFundMe campaign by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage in December 2018.
“My C4 had a 1 million contract to be the DC office for We Build the Wall, I was a contractor and brought together people to talk about the Wall. I had one million dollars to oversee conferences, and oversee things and I ran an advisory board. They can’t criminalize me for talking about the wall. The key thing is they want to criminalize political speech. Go look at the indictment. I won’t let them,” Bannon said.
“We are kicking off an effort on Monday called ‘The Plot to steal 2020’, they are not going to take my voice and I want to make sure they can’t take the election from Trump,” Bannon told Carlson.
“They [Big Tech] are already saying they won’t announce a winner, Trump will win Nov 3rd the same old way-but between lawfare 800 like the lawyers that [Eric] Holder has, and the mob and radical elements Antifa and Black Lives Matter and digital muscle of Facebook and Twitter, they won’t declare Trump the winner. I think the team is doing a great job, he [Trump] will be the winner, the campaign is totally focused, the camp is doing great, and the president is doing great,” he continued.
“Biden can not draw a crowd, Trump will be the winner on Nov 3rd and that is when the war starts,” Bannon concluded.