Steve Bannon, a Trump adviser, is not known to mince words. He appeared on a panel with fellow Trump White House official Reince Priebus and blasted the elitist, “corporate” and “globalist” liberal media as always being wrong about Trump and how they are the “opposition party” in America. The liberal media did not like his remarks (per CNN):
“They’re corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda,” Bannon said on stage at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
The media, Bannon asserted, is “going to get worse everyday.”
Bannon appeared at the conference alongside White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and American Conservative Union president Matt Schlapp, who moderated the discussion.
“If you look at the opposition party,” Bannon said referring to the media, “and how they portray the campaign, how they portrayed the transition, and how they are portraying the administration, it’s always wrong. Just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the campaign, and just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the transition, they are absolutely dead wrong about what’s going on today.”
Here’s how the liberal media headlines read after Bannon’s remarks:
- ABC News: Steve Bannon says media ‘always wrong’ about Trump, president ‘maniacally focused’ on agenda
- CNN: Bannon rips ‘corporatist, globalist media’ at CPAC
- New York Times: Trump strategist Stephen Bannon says media should ‘keep its mouth shut’
- Washington Post: Steve Bannon’s not-so-subtle threat to the media