During his interview with 60 minutes that aired on Sunday, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon didn’t come out and overtly criticize President Trump for extending the DACA program for another six months, but he did say the decision could cause a “civil war inside the Republican Party” that is more than a little “unwise” heading into midterm elections.
Instead, Bannon would have liked to have seen the program completely terminated.
“I’m worried about losing the House now because of DACA,” Bannon told Charlie Rose. “My fear is that with this six months down range – if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March, it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013. And to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season in 2018 is very unwise.”
When asked what he would have done, Bannon replied: “I think what we have to do is focus on American citizens.”
“America was built on her citizens,” said Bannon. “Look at the 19th century. What built America is called the American system. From Hamilton to Polk to Henry Clay to Lincoln to the Roosevelts. A sytem of protection of our manufacturing, financial system that lends to manufacturers, and control of our borders. Economic nationalism is what built the American system. We go back to that. We look after our own … and guess what, this country is going to be greater more united more powerful than it’s ever been.”
And that includes everybody … who is an American citizen.
“And by the way, that’s every nationality, every race, every religion, every sexual preference, as long as you’re a citizen of our country. As long as you’re a citizen, you’re part of this populist, nationalist movement,” said Bannon.
As for the so-called “DREAMERS?”
“There’s no path to citizenship, no path to a green card, and no amnesty. Amnesty is non-negotiable,” Bannon said. “As the work permits run out they self-deport.”
In a word, they have to go back. Otherwise, we will no longer have a country.
Watch the interview below, via CBS:
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