Steve Bannon slams far-right: ‘These guys are a collection of clowns’

Steve Bannon has broken his silence on last weekend’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, describing the participants as “a collection of clowns.”

In an interview published Wednesday with The American Prospect, a publication whose goal is to “advance liberal and progressive goals,” the White House chief strategist dismissed the far-right as irrelevant and downplayed his role in its development.

“Ethno-nationalism -— it’s losers,” he said. “It’s a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more … These guys are a collection of clowns.”

While talking about the far-right, Bannon took the opportunity to slam the Democrats‘ fondness for tackling “identity politics.”

“The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em,” Bannon said. “I want them to talk about racism every…

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