Steve Bannon was off the leash and attacking everyone during an interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes. While the former White House Chief Strategist made sure to take shots at the “limousine liberals” and the“pearl-clutching mainstream media,” it was the friendly fire that was interesting.
The interview started with Bannon saying, “The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That's a brutal fact we have to face.” Bannon called out Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, saying they didn’t want “Donald Trump's populist, economic, nationalist agenda to be implemented.” Bannon also blasted the Bush administration, calling them all “idiots,” and saying, “I hold these people in contempt, total and complete contempt.”
When he wasn’t blasting the Republican party, Bannon, who is Catholic, was making some heavy accusations about leaders in the Catholic Church. Charlie Rose reminded Bannon that Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New york, is opposed to what is happening with DACA. Bannon claimed the Catholic Church had ulterior motives, saying, “They need illegal aliens to fill the churches. It's obvious, on the face of it. That's what the entire Catholic Bishops condemning. They have an economic interest. They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration -- unlimited illegal immigration.”
Although, there was one person Bannon refused to blast and that was Donald J. Trump. Bannon said of his former boss, “Donald Trump's a fighter. Great counter puncher. Great counter puncher. He's a fighter. I'm going to be his wingman outside for the entire time.”