Bannon Makes Insane Call to Put Fauci and FBI Director’s Heads on Pikes Outside White House as Warning to ‘Federal Bureaucrats’ (UPDATE)
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon declared on his program Thursday morning that he would like to see the president place the heads of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI director Christopher Wray on “pikes” outside the White House, as a warning to other bureaucrats.
“Second term kicks off with firing [Christopher] Wray, firing [Anthony] Fauci,” Bannon said on his online show War Room: Pandemic.
The former White House official then laid out his horrid suggested plan for President Donald Trump to carry out his FBI director and the top member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
“Now I actually want to go a step farther but I realize the president is a kind-hearted man and a good man. I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England, I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you’re gone, time to stop playing games. Blow it all up, put Ric Grenell today as the interim head of the FBI, that’ll light them up, right.”
Co-host of the podcast Jack Maxey then chimed in to express his concurrence with Bannon’s gruesome idea.
“You know what Steve, just yesterday there was the anniversary of the hanging of two Tories in Philadelphia, these were Quaker businessmen who had co-habitated if you will with the British while they were occupying Philadelphia. These people were hung,” Maxey stated. “This is what we used to do to traitors.”
Bannon then concluded, “That’s how you won the revolution. No one wants to talk about it. The revolution wasn’t some sort of garden party, right? It was a civil war.”
Watch above, via War Room: Pandemic podcast.
UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: Twitter has banned Bannon’s War Room account.
Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast Twitter account has been suspended. pic.twitter.com/K4AFexurtR
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) November 5, 2020
According to Twitter, Bannon’s account was suspended for violating their policy against the “glorification of violence.”
UPDATE 11/06 10:17 a.m.: A spokesman for Steve Bannon sent the following statement to Mediaite:
“Mr Bannon did not, would not and has never called for violence of any kind.
Mr. Bannon’s commentary was clearly meant metaphorically. He previously played a clip of St. Thomas More’s trial and was making an allusion to this historical event in Tudor England for rhetorical purposes.
Mr. Bannon has been openly critical of FBI Director Chris Wray for weeks and has called for his firing for his failure to investigate and address Hunter Biden’s hard drive and that has been in Director Wray’s possession since in Dec 2019.
In addition, Mr. Bannon has supported comments from the White House calling for the immediate firing of Dr. Fauci.”
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