Hillary Clinton is “not very bright” and fails to realize what issues are important to the American public, says former White House strategist Steve Bannon.
In an unaired portion of an interview on “60 Minutes,” Bannon launched into a diatribe against the former Democratic presidential candidate and a speech she gave on the campaign trail last year attempting to tie the “alt-right,” Breitbart News, and white supremacists to the Trump campaign.
Bannon, who served as chairman of Breitbart News at the time of the April 25, 2016 speech, said Clinton’s remarks “landed flat.”
“Hillary Clinton’s not very bright. Everybody says she’s so smart, so much smarter than Donald Trump,” Bannon said in the interview. “She doesn’t really have a grasp, she doesn’t have a grasp on what’s important and what’s not, and that’s what’s essential in a leader.”
“Donald Trump has a grasp on what’s important and what’s marginalia, OK,” Bannon continued.
The conversation then turned to Bannon’s views on ethno-nationalism. Bannon and Breitbart News, which he rejoined last month after being fired from the White House, have been under relentless attack by liberals who say that they promote ethno-nationalism for whites, i.e. white nationalism.
But Bannon insisted in his interview that he instead supports economic nationalism.
“Economic nationalism is what this country was built on, the American system,” Bannon said while labeling ethno-nationalism “morally wrong” and “irrelevant.”
“We go back to that, we look after our own, we look after our citizens, we look after our manufacturing base, and guess what, this country is going to be greater, more united, more powerful than it’s ever been,” he added.
“That’s every nationality, every race, every religion, every sexual preference, as long as you’re a citizen of our country.”