“We’re going to have a sweeping victory in 2022, and that’s just the preamble to a sweeping victory in 2024, and this time we’re going to be ready — and have a MAGA perspective, MAGA policies, not the standard Republican policies,” he said, referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan and describing a 2024 electoral victory as a “second term.”
Those were the words of Trump’s former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday as he called for “shock troops” to “deconstruct” the administrative state as soon as the GOP takes over the White House again.
Bannon made the chilling comments in a phone interview on NBC News after it reported that he had met Wednesday with the party faithful to urge them to be prepared to “reconfigure the government” with a Republican leader.
Bannon was speaking at the Capitol Hill Club Wednesday at the invitation of a new organization called the Association of Republican Presidential Appointees, formed as a resource for GOP officials to tap into for pre-trained teams for immediate conversion to fill government jobs.
Steve Bannon was pardoned by Trump when he faced multiple fraud counts in the Southern District of New York when he was indicted for stealing funds from Trump supporters who donated to a charity he controlled, which purported to raise money to help build Trump’s bigly wall.