87 Facts About Steve Bannon

1. Steve Bannon got to know Kolfage after Facebook shut down pages the veteran maintained there last year, and Kolfage turned to Bannon for help.

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2. Steve Bannon told POLITICO that his team is studying whether its wall could be constructed from the hemp-based building material hempcrete.

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3. Steve Bannon reminded The Weekly Standard that he'd joined then-presidential candidate Trump's campaign on August 14, 2016, and said he'd "always planned on spending one year", but that he stayed a few more days due to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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4. Steve Bannon was one of the driving forces behind Trump's "Muslim ban", which was implemented soon after the president took office.

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5. Steve Bannon reminded The Weekly Standard that he'd joined then-presidential candidate Trump's campaign on August 14, 2016, and said he'd "always planned on spending one year", but that he stayed a few more days due to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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6. Steve Bannon signed up to serve right after college, spending four years at sea, according to Bloomberg.

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7. Steve Bannon is the co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, or GAI, a nonprofit that investigates politicians and delivers findings to mainstream media outlets, like Newsweek and ABC News, according to Bloomberg.

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8. Steve Bannon reminded The Weekly Standard that he'd joined then-presidential candidate Trump's campaign on August 14, 2016, and said he'd "always planned on spending one year", but that he stayed a few more days due to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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9. Steve Bannon was one of the driving forces behind Trump's "Muslim ban", which was implemented soon after the president took office.

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10. Steve Bannon reminded The Weekly Standard that he'd joined then-presidential candidate Trump's campaign on August 14, 2016, and said he'd "always planned on spending one year", but that he stayed a few more days due to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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11. Steve Bannon co-founded as vice-president the board of Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm of the FacebookCambridge Analytica data scandal.

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12. Steve Bannon found himself on even shakier ground to start 2018 with the publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff.

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13. Steve Bannon graduated from Harvard Business School in 1985, and then became a mergers and acquisitions banker with Goldman Sachs.

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14. Steve Bannon is the Founding Chairman of the nonpartisan nonprofit research organization the Government Accountability Institute, which is staffed by forensic investigators, lawyers, and data scientists.

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15. Steve Bannon made known his intention to oust establishment congressional Republicans by backing the candidacies of antiestablishment challengers in Republican primary contests.

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16. Steve Bannon had begun a friendship in the early 2000s with Andrew Breitbart, founder of the provocative, antiestablishment, conservative Web site Breitbart.

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17. In 2004 Steve Bannon immersed himself more deeply in filmmaking itself, beginning a career as a writer, director, and producer of conservative-slanted documentaries with In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed.

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18. Steve Bannon was one of the senior Trump campaign officials who reached out to Roger Stone, who was arrested last week by FBI agents, according to reports on the 24-page indictment obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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19. Steve Bannon speaks at a debate at Zofin Palace, in Prague, on May 22, 2018.

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20. Steve Bannon is specifically targeting the 2019 European Parliament elections in the hope of helping a range of nationalist and anti-European Union parties into power.

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21. Steve Bannon was one of the driving forces behind Trump's "Muslim ban", which was implemented soon after the president took office.

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22. Steve Bannon left the White House in August 2017 after falling foul of Trump and the vicious power battles that beset the administration.

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23. Steve Bannon was just a regular hotel client choosing to stay at the hotel.

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24. Steve Bannon had amazing fashion sense, right, that whole thing with the uniforms.

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25. Steve Bannon has embraced what BBC News describes as Savitri Devi's "account of history as a cyclical battle between good and evil".

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26. Steve Bannon has advocated giving the land in the West Bank to Jordan and in Gaza to Egypt.

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27. Steve Bannon has described Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a "terrorist".

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28. Steve Bannon believes Qatar is "no less dangerous" than North Korea.

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29. Steve Bannon supports repairing United States-Russia relations and opposes upgrading the US nuclear arsenal.

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30. Steve Bannon was a strong opponent of the Paris climate agreement within the administration, successfully persuading the President to withdraw from it.

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31. Steve Bannon generally believes in reducing the size of the federal bureaucracy, declaring at the Conservative Political Action Conference he favored the "deconstruction of the administrative state".

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32. Steve Bannon has formed a foundation for nationalist parties called The Movement.

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33. Steve Bannon said he had two requirements for a candidate to earn his support: they must pledge to vote against Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader and to end the Senate filibuster.

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34. Steve Bannon reminded The Weekly Standard that he'd joined then-presidential candidate Trump's campaign on August 14, 2016, and said he'd "always planned on spending one year", but that he stayed a few more days due to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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35. The White House said Steve Bannon had not attempted to leave, and Bannon said any indication that he threatened resignation was "total nonsense".

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36. Steve Bannon stayed at this position with Goldman in Los Angeles for two years, and left with the title of vice president.

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37. Steve Bannon graduated from Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies in 1976, with a bachelor's degree in urban planning.

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38. Steve Bannon graduated from Benedictine College Preparatory, a private, Catholic, military high school in Richmond, Virginia, in 1971, and then attended Virginia Tech, where he served as the president of the student government association.

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39. Steve Bannon served as White House Chief Strategist in the administration of US President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term.

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40. Steve Bannon speaks out on white nationalism, Donald Trump agenda.

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41. Steve Bannon served in the US Navy, before becoming an investment banker and an executive producer in Hollywood.

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42. Steve Bannon is set to take to the stage in the capital for an event run by the BBC.

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43. Steve Bannon discusses the Trump administration, China, economic nationalism, and the 2020 election.

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44. Steve Bannon has been invited to speak at a BBC event—and people aren't happy.

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45. Steve Bannon told an interviewer in 2018 that he is "fascinated by Mussolini", noting: "He was clearly loved by women.

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46. Steve Bannon has repeatedly referenced the controversial 1973 French novel The Camp of the Saints, which depicts immigration destroying Western civilization.

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47. In March 2016, Steve Bannon stated he appreciates "any piece that mentions Evola.

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48. Steve Bannon has cited Alexander Dugin's Russian nationalist variant of Traditionalism called Eurasianism.

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49. Steve Bannon was particularly influenced by the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita and the ancient Chinese military treatise The Art of War.

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50. Steve Bannon often describes himself as an economic nationalist, criticizing crony capitalism, Austrian economics, and the Objectivist capitalism of Ayn Rand, which he believes seeks to "make people commodities, and to objectify people.

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51. In 2018, Steve Bannon said at a speech for the right-wing French National Front Party "Let them call you racists.

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52. Steve Bannon has met with Jacob Rees-Mogg, a prospective candidate for the leadership of the country's Conservative Party, describing him as "one of the best thinkers in the conservative movement on a global basis.

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53. Steve Bannon has called for a revolt in the United Kingdom should the country adopt a soft Brexit, stating, "If I was in middle England and said this wasn't what I voted for I would rise up and make sure the guys in parliament knew it.

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54. Steve Bannon has called for the release of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson from prison, describing him as the "backbone" of Britain.

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55. Steve Bannon reportedly speaks often with Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, and has been alarmed at a push for a renewed Middle East peace process.

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56. Steve Bannon believes Iran, Turkey and China are forming a "new axis" to challenge the West, and has described Turkey as "the greatest danger facing the United States" and "far more dangerous than Iran".

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57. Steve Bannon strongly favors US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and was supportive of the approach taken by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the 2017 Qatar diplomatic crisis and the 2017 Saudi Arabian purge.

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58. Steve Bannon is opposed to government bailouts, describing them as "socialism for the very wealthy".

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59. Steve Bannon has advocated reductions in immigration and restrictions on free trade, particularly with China and Mexico.

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60. In August 2018, Steve Bannon met with Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, and serves as informal advisor to the Bolsonaro campaign in the Brazilian presidential elections.

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61. Steve Bannon has announced plans to move to Brussels for half the year to launch a new political operation to unite populist parties across Europe before the European Parliament election, 2019.

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62. Steve Bannon warned that investigators would likely uncover money laundering involving Jared Kushner and his family business loans from Deutsche Bank.

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63. Steve Bannon reportedly opposed his removal from the council and threatened to quit if president Trump went forward with it, although Republican megadonor Rebekah Mercer urged him to stay.

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64. Steve Bannon allegedly did this by leaking information to the alternative media, including alt-right writer Mike Cernovich.

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65. In February 2017, Steve Bannon appeared on the cover of Time, on which he was labeled "the Great Manipulator".

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66. Steve Bannon had referred to Front National politician Marion Marechal-Le Pen as "the new rising star".

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67. Steve Bannon left Breitbart, as well as the Government Accountability Institute and Cambridge Analytica, to take the job.

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68. In 2016, Steve Bannon declared the website "the platform for the alt-right".

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69. Steve Bannon was a founding member of the board of Breitbart News, a right-wing news, opinion and commentary website.

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70. Steve Bannon hosted a radio show on the SiriusXM Patriot satellite radio channel.

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71. In 2015, Steve Bannon was ranked No 19 on Mediaite's list of the "25 Most Influential in Political News Media 2015".

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72. In 2007, Steve Bannon wrote an eight-page treatment for a new documentary called Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Facism in America.

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73. Steve Bannon persuaded Goldman Sachs to invest, in 2006, in a company known as Internet Gaming Entertainment.

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74. Steve Bannon was involved in the financing and production of a number of films, including Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman, The Undefeated (2011), and Occupy Unmasked (2012).

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75. In 2004, Steve Bannon made a documentary about Ronald Reagan titled In the Face of Evil.

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76. In the 1990s, Steve Bannon ventured into entertainment and media, and became an executive producer in the Hollywood film and media industry.

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77. Steve Bannon still receives cash residuals each time Seinfeld is aired.

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78. Steve Bannon negotiated a sale of Castle Rock to CNN, which was owned by Ted Turner at the time.

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79. In 1980, Steve Bannon was deployed to the Persian Gulf to assist with Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis.

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80. In 1985, Steve Bannon earned a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Harvard Business School.

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81. Steve Bannon is a skeptic of military intervention abroad and has opposed proposals for the expansion of US involvement in Afghanistan, Syria, and Venezuela.

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82. In January 2018, Steve Bannon was disavowed by Trump for critical comments reported in the book Fire and Fury and left Breitbart.

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83. In August 2016, Steve Bannon was named the chief executive officer of Trump's 2016 presidential bid.

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84. Steve Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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85. Steve Bannon found a Belgian sponsor for his 'anti-globalist' movement in Belgium.

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86. Steve Bannon slips into Kansas to fire up a Republican crowd—all 25 of them.

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87. Steve Bannon is perhaps the most controversial person in politics right now.

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