Steve Bannon, arguably President Donald Trump’s most influential adviser, stated that the U.S. would be at war with China within ten years. This bombshell statement was made on his radio show in March 2016.
Bannon is considered by many to be Trump’s most controversial appointment due to his ties to the so-called “Alt-Right” movement which is just another name for neo-nazi white supremacists. Bannon was the executive chair of Breitbart News which prides itself on being the home of the Alt-Right.
Under his leadership, Breitbart became a white nationalist haven promoting stories with such headlines as:
- “Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage.”
- “Gay rights have made us dumber, it’s time to get back in the closet.”
- “Why Equality and Diversity Departments Should Only Hire Rich, Straight White Men.”
- “Donald Trump Would Be the Real First Black President.”
During his show Bannon went on a rant about China, speculating that the U.S. would soon be at war with the economic superpower within a decade.
“We’re going to war in the South China Sea in five to 10 years, aren’t we?” Mr Bannon said on his radio show in March 2016. “There’s no doubt about that. They’re taking their sandbars and making basically stationary aircraft carriers and putting missiles on those. They come here to the United States in front of our face — and you understand how important face is — and say it’s an ancient territorial sea.”
According to Snopes, Bannon was elevated to a position on the Principal’s Committee which deals with the nation’s top national security concerns after Trump demoted the director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This man is in the President’s ear and could very well start a world war. The time for “giving Trump a chance” is well past its expiration date.
The American people must take action to minimize and reverse the damage Trump has done and will do by making sure their state representatives understand that opposing Trump is their mandate and showing up at the polls in 2018 to elect Democrats which will keep Trump further in check. The future of America if not the world may depend on those willing to take a stand against the administration of America’s most dangerous fool.
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