Watch the full video– and see the transcript — of former White House Strategist to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon’s interview with Charlie Rose on CBS News ’60 Minutes’ In his first major television interview since leaving the White House the former strategist and former Breitbart editor was asked to weigh in on a variety of topics including the Republican establishment’s efforts to “nullify the 2016 election. ”
The complete replay video is below along with a link to the transcript.
Full replay video Video is above (click to watch). Steve Bannon said of the GOP establishment:
STEVE BANNON: The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face.
CHARLIE ROSE: The Republican establishment?
STEVE BANNON: The Republican establishment is trying–
CHARLIE ROSE: Wants to nullify the 2016 election?
STEVE BANNON: Trying to nullify the 2016 election. Absolutely.
CHARLIE ROSE: Give me a story that illustrates that.
STEVE BANNON: Oh, Mitch McConnell when we first met him, I mean, he was– he was– he– he said, I think in one of the first meetings– in Trump Tower with the president– as we’re wrapping up, he basically says, “I don’t wanna hear any more of this ‘Drain the Swamp’ talk.” He says, “I can’t– I can’t hire any smart people,” because everybody’s all over him for reporting requirements and– and the pay, et cetera, and the scrutiny. You know, “You gotta back off that.” The “Drain the Swamp” thing was– is Mitch McConnell was Day One did not wanna– did not wanna go there. Wanted us to back off.
Continue reading the full transcript here.
— Jeff Fager (@JeffFager) September 6, 2017
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