October 1, 2020 | News | No Comments
Buried amid the outcry over the white-nationalist beliefs of Steve Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for chief strategist, is the scale of his global ambitions as sources close to the Brietbart News chairman predict he will use his influence to craft a foreign policy that includes “aggressive military action” and bolstering international far-right leaders, beginning with France’s Marine Le Pen.
Speaking with sources close to Bannon, The Hill reported Tuesday that he is expected to “be an influential adviser to Trump in the international arena.”
“Bannon admires right-wing nationalists and hard-line illegal immigration opponents in Europe and elsewhere,” The Hill reports. “He wants to work more closely with them and sees them as part of a worldwide movement to overthrow the ‘globalists,’ according to multiple sources familiar with his thinking.”
In fact, Breitbart is planning to open offices in France and Germany specifically in preparation for upcoming elections in those countries, Breitbart editor Andrew Marlow told the New York Times.
A source “familiar with the website’s internal dynamics” told The Hill that the new Paris bureau, “will campaign aggressively” on behalf of Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front party.
Meanwhile, Bannon’s strong opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel will be a source of inspiration for the German branch. According to a “source familiar with Breitbart’s internal dynamics,” Breitbart Berlin will focus “on the Islamic refugee crisis that Merkel created.”
Former Breitbart writer Ben Shapiro minced no words Monday when he declared: “Bannon has goals.”
One of those goals, he wrote, is “maximization of personal power,” which in large part will be used to “target enemies.”
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