Steve Bannon discusses SNL portraying him as the Grim Reaper

'I don’t need the affirmation of the mainstream media'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 11 September 2017 11:46

Though Steve Bannon’s influence on the White House has been somewhat diminished, the strategist having been fired by Donald Trump earlier this year, the Breitbart editor remains a highly talked about figure.

Over the weekend, Bannon gave his first interview since leaving the President’s administration, talking about the important questions, including being portrayed as the Grim Reaper on Saturday Night Live.

“I don’t need the affirmation of the mainstream media. I don’t care what they say,” he told interviewer Charlie Rose, via Entertainment Weekly.

“They can call me an anti-Semite. They can call me racist. They call me nativist. You can call me anything you want. Okay? As long as we’re driving this agenda for the working men and women of this country, I’m happy.”

During the interview, Bannon also criticised everyone, from George W. Bush’s administration to ‘limousine liberals’ and the media, all while defending Trump.

Speaking at the Toronto Film Festival, George Clooney struck out at Bannon, calling him a “failed f**king screenwriter” who’s out of touch with the world.

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