“Darkness is good.” Those were the chilling words Steve Bannon, who serves as Trump’s chief strategist for the new administration, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Friday.
“Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when the liberals get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing,” Bannon gloated.
Bannon, who has been vehemently pro-Trump throughout his presidential campaign, is known for pushing nationalist policy positions, as well as conspiracy theories, and has been criticized as being racist, sexist and anti-Semitic.
During the interview, he was unapologetic about his extreme views.
“I’m a nationalist,” he said. “The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over. If [the Trump White House delivers], we’ll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we’ll govern for 50 years. That’s what the Democrats missed.”
“Democrats were talking to these people with companies with a $9 billion market cap employing nine people. It’s not reality. They lost sight of what the world is about,” he added.
Bannon claims he always knew that former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would lose the election.
“I knew that she couldn’t close. They outspent us 10 to one, had 10 times more people and had all the media with them, but I kept saying it doesn’t matter, they got it all wrong, we’ve got this locked.”
He also said he wants to scrap the establishment Republican Party and start anew with Trump’s movement.
“Like Andrew Jackson’s populism, we’re going to build an entirely new political movement,” he said. “The conservatives are going to go crazy.”
“I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution.”