Economic Nationalism Made Stephen Bannon Very Rich
Call it Wall St Populism and Bannon is its king. As a former Goldman Sachs banker, who better than he?
“President Trump’s White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon disclosed a lucrative constellation of assets on Friday, shedding light on how the strident populist has leveraged his everyman, nationalist brand of politics into a formidable business.”
“I’m an economic nationalist,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter late last year. “The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get fucked over.”
Clearly Tryancare was going to be a great boon to the American working class. As is a cabinet of billionaires.
“In documents filed with the Office of Government Ethics and made public by the White House, Bannon disclosed a net worth of between $9.5 million and $52.7 million. His income last year was between $1.4 million and $2.5 million.”
“The disclosure form provides a comprehensive look at Bannon’s network of political, media, and entertainment entities amassed during a career spanning Wall Street, Hollywood, and the nation’s capital.”
“The lion’s share of Bannon’s 2016 income, nearly half a million dollars, came from his consulting company, Bannon Strategic Advisors. Prominent political entities with which Bannon is associated routed their payments to him through the consulting firm, the disclosure form shows.”
“Pro-Trump news website Breitbart News, data firm Cambridge Analytica, and advertising vendor Glittering Steel all paid Bannon through BSA last year. All three are supported financially by Republican mega-donors Robert and Rebekah Mercer, wealthy Trump backers and close Bannon allies who have bankrolled many of his private endeavors.”
The-white-working class knows Bannon’s with them because he doesn’t like the Asians and didn’t want his daughter to ‘go to school with Jews.’
Meanwhile. Bannon has violated an ethics pledge by communicating with Breitbart.
“Top Trump advisor Steve Bannon may have violated a White House ethics agreement by communicating with employees of his former media company, the vociferously pro-Trump outlet Breitbart News.”
“Bannon, Breitbart’s former chairman, has spoken directly to two of the company’s top editors since joining the White House. Trump’s predecessor publicly waived portions of the ethics pledge for similar communications, but the White House confirmed this week that it has not done so for Bannon.”
“It seems to me to be a very clear violation,” Richard Painter, who was White House counsel for President George W. Bush, told The Daily Beast in an interview.
One swamp, drained.
If you didn’t vote for Hillary because you thought she ‘skated ethical lines; you got played.
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