Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Strategist spoke on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, MD, Thursday afternoon. Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union Chairman, hosted the conversation along with Reince Preibus. After a very warm audience reception, Bannon addressed the audience by saying, “I want to thank you for finally inviting me to CPAC.”
The MSM or as Bannon referred to them as the ‘opposition party’ would love for Americans to believe that Trump’s cabinet is in chaos and that all Americans are against him. None of which could be further from the truth.
Bannon joked that he had graduated from the ranks of the “uninvited” — the title of an alternative conference that he led as the executive chairman of Breitbart News, which featured speakers who had been left off the CPAC agenda.
Asked by American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp to name the biggest misconception about the Trump White House, and their work together, Priebus replied: “Everything.”
Bannon agreed, repeating one of his most controversial lines of President Donald Trump’s administration thus far, greeting “the opposition” — the media — in the back of the room. He referred to them as such throughout his remarks, recalling how the “opposition party” had constantly disparaged the Trump campaign, to no avail.
“If you want to see the Trump agenda, it’s pretty simple,” he said. “It’s all in the speeches.” He added: “Our job, every day, is to execute on that.”
But the “opposition party” missed the story, he said. “Just like they were dead wrong on the cast of the campaign, just like they were dead wrong on the cast of the transition, they are absolutely wrong about what’s going on today.”
Bannon outlined the administration’s approach to implementing its agenda, including what he termed the historically significant withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he said would be replaced by bilateral trade arrangements.
He said that Trump’s Cabinet appointees would lead the “deconstruction” of the “adminstrative state.”
Bannon, noting that he and Priebus could disagree and still work together, offered a different outlook on media bias: “It’s not only not going to get better, it’s going to get worse every day,” he said, adding that the “corporatist, globalist media” were opposed to change.
Conservatives, Bannon told the audience to applause, would have to remain active and involved. “If you think you’re going to get your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.”
Bannon also asked the audience to have the administration’s back — and hold them accountable.
Isn’t this all just totally refreshing for a change? WOW! Finally, an administration that tells Americans to “hold them accountable”. How many politicians actually tell their constituents that? Not too many. That’s the problem and why many politicians don’t get re-elected.
Bannon is right about a few things….this administration is like the “deconstruction” or demolishing crew that comes in and tears down an old, decrepitated, non-functioning building before building a new, improved, and state-of-the-art skyscraper in it’s place. Folks, it’s going to take time for some of the improvements to come. It may even get a little messy in the process, but eventually after all the garbage and debris are taken away, America will be better off.
Bannon is also right about the MSM being the “opposition party.” MSM has been wrong ALL along. They never wanted Trump as president and they did everything in their power to try and prevent Trump from being president, including printing a lot of “fake news”. Thank God, Trump succeeded anyway.
Trump’s success isn’t going to be determined by the media. However, President Trump’s success is in the hands of the American people. Americans must hold Trump and his administration accountable – for all the campaign promises that he made. If that happens…I have no doubt, President Trump can ‘Make America Great Again’.
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