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Steve Bannon to Advise Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate

Steve Bannon to Advise Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate

Steve Bannon to Advise Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate
August 15
16:32 2018

Political strategist Steve Bannon, a founding member of the far right-wing news website Breitbart News and former chief advisor to United States President Donald Trump, will be an advisor to Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for the upcoming elections in October.

The announcement was made by Bolsonaro’s son and congressman, Eduardo Bolsonaro.

“Bannon said that Bolsonaro’s mission in Brazil” will be more “arduous” than Trump’s presidential campaign, said Eduardo Bolsonaro.

He also affirmed that “Bannon had made himself available to help” Bolsonaro’s presidential run. “This, obviously, doesn’t include anything financial. We’ve made this point very clear. The support will come in the form of giving internet tips, analysis, interpreting data, that type of stuff.”

The U.S. political analyst had long been a follower of Bolsonaro and became even more enthused with his presidential campaign after seeing videos of him swarmed by a crowd of people as he arrived at a Brazilian airport, according to Brasil 24/7.

After helping Trump ascend to the U.S. presidency and advising him over his first year as head of state, Bannon resigned from leading Breitbart News.

According to Bannon, his exit from the White House was pre-meditated. “I’d always planned on spending one year… I want to get back to Breitbart,” he said to the Weekly Standard.

“Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons… I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There’s no doubt. I built a fucking machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do.”

He has since moved on to advising a surge of right-wing political movements in Europe.

While Bannon’s right-wing views have occupied much of the mainstream press, he has remained a skeptic of U.S. military intervention abroad and has outright opposed the government’s involvement in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and Venezuela.

He once noted that Wall Street was worse than the likes of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, for U.S. corporate welfare, or the government bailout paid to banksters to save them from bankruptcy in the early part of the 21st century, had surpassed their strategy in ripping off the white working class and overall economy, thus weakening the U.S. state.

During his one-year stint as chief strategist for the Trump administration, Bannon pushed for tougher immigration policies, including the notorious “Trump Wall” and the “Muslim ban” as part of his white-economic-nationalist agenda, as well as an attempt to preserve a white majority populace in the United States.

He has also proposed tougher trade policies, such as cancelling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and imposing restrictions on China.

Top Photo  | Former White House strategist Steve Bannon addresses members of the far right National Front party at the party congress in the northern French city of Lille, March 10, 2018. Photo | AP

Source | teleSUR

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