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“War Room” podcaster Steve Bannon told his Real America’s Voice audience on Tuesday that he’s fearful that left-wing rhetoric citing “MAGA Republicans” — a political slur against GOP voters who support his former boss, Donald Trump — is getting more heated and “dangerous.”
“On media, it’s getting more and more frantic,” Bannon said after he noted earlier that due to tightening races against Republican candidates, Democrats have begun to “throw guys under the bus” in an effort to appeal to a wider swath of more moderate voters.
“It’s getting more and more, you know, I think dangerous rhetoric pointed at Republicans and MAGA,” Bannon told his guest, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “What would be your recommendation? How do we tone down that rhetoric on the left who obviously when they see the House and Senate, state legislatures, school boards slipping away from their grasps, are only going to get more and more desperate?”
Bannon, earlier this month, boldly predicted that “there’s no doubt” his former boss is going to run for president again in 2024.
“2022 is how we are going to stop this. We are going to have a sweeping… I think we can have a 100-seat pickup in the House of Representatives. I think we can flip the Senate. We intend to destroy the Democrat party as a national institution, from school boards all the way up to state legislatures, attorney generals, secretaries of state, to the House and the Senate. Trump is definitely running in 2024,” Bannon also said.
When asked if Trump will run for reelection in 2024, Bannon responded, “Oh, it’s not even a question. He’s going to run. I think you can see from his speeches at his rallies, he’s definitely running. There’s no doubt. It’s clear that Biden isn’t going to run for reelection. Biden and Kamala Harris are going to be so crushed this November, the Democrats are going to be throwing a lot of people overboard.”
A few months ago, Bannon spoke to a group of Boston Republicans and argued that he believes Trump will come roaring back to solidify his place as the leader of the Republican Party. “Going forward, we can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA movement … just immerse the (Make America Great Again) movement with the Republican Party, and we’re going to have massive victories in the future,” he said at the time.
Bannon even floated the idea of Trump becoming a member of Congress, becoming Speaker of the House in 2022, and then impeaching Joe Biden. “Trump is a disruptor, but he has a long-term vision because I absolutely believe in the marrow of my bones that he will be our nominee in 2024. He’ll come back to us. We’ll have a sweeping victory in 2022, and he’ll lead us in 2024. We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon said.
Bannon also told the crowd that they “need to confront this radical Biden administration every day.” Politics should no longer be thought of as Republicans versus Democrats, he stressed during his talk.
Previous polling found that Trump’s base was energized by the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in early August, while also noting that the public at large had serious concerns about the unprecedented act. As November’s midterm elections are just weeks out and the 2024 presidential election is inching closer, polling indicates that Republican voters are standing firm with Trump. A brand new Emerson College poll found that Trump is leading President Joe Biden by 8 points in a hypothetical 2024 match-up among Iowa voters.
“The poll found that 47 percent of likely voters in Iowa said they would support Trump in the potential rematch, while 39 percent said they would back Biden. Another 10 percent said they would support a different candidate, and 5 percent remained undecided. Biden’s support matches up closely with the 34 percent in the poll that approved of the job he is doing as president. However, 56 percent said they disapproved of Biden’s performance,” The Hill reported.