Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared on the CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday night with Charlie Rose, where he promptly attacked Hillary Clinton and her message.
During Bannon’s time in the Trump administration, he and Donald Trump embraced the nationalist philosophy they both shared. Hillary Clinton overlooked populism at her peril, Bannon says.
“Hillary Clinton’s not very bright,” he tells Rose. “Everybody says she’s so smart, so much smarter than Donald Trump.”
“She doesn’t really have a grasp. She doesn’t have a grasp on what’s important and what’s not.”
So, when Clinton attacked Breitbart News — Bannon’s workplace before and after his time in the administration — as supporting white supremacists, she was missing the point, Bannon says.
“First off, not only is it morally wrong, it’s also totally irrelevant,” he says.
What Bannon feels is relevant is “economic nationalism” wherein American citizens are prioritized above everyone else.
“The only question before us: Is it going to be a left-wing populism or a right-wing populism,” Bannon says. “And that is the question that will be answered in 2020.”
WATCH: Bannon on Hillary Clinton: “She’s not very bright…she doesn’t have a grasp on what’s important and what’s not.” pic.twitter.com/0yDc9xmgZM
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) 10. септембар 2017.