Trump voters were likely not thrilled with part of the hard advice offered by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon for the 2018 midterms.
Characterizing the upcoming elections in November as a “referendum” on President Donald Trump’s presidency, Bannon warned on Fox News’ “Hannity” that the president’s supporters may have to vote for establishment figures in order to hold Congress and avoid impeachment by Democrats.
Calling the midterms Trump‘s “first reelect,” Bannon explained Friday that the opposition is “very focused” to win back the House of Representatives in order to launch an impeachment against the president.
“The way to win this is exactly like in 2010,” the former Trump adviser told Sean Hannity, referring to the “great Tea Party sweep,” which would mean “going door-to-door, ring doorbells, do voter registration drives, and get people out.”
“Everybody that turned out in 2016 have to do it all over again,” Bannon said. “Or the first action they’re going to take under Nancy Pelosi, or whoever the Democratic Speaker is, is trying to impeach President Trump.”
The president has “delivered” on his promises or is in the process of carrying them out, Bannon continued, explaining how the vote needs to be turned out using Trump’s record of following through on his campaign pledges.
The opposition is “very different” now than in 2016 when Hillary Clinton‘s “arrogance” and the Democratic Party’s “cockiness” ensured Trump’s victory, Bannon noted, but warned that the Resistance and the #TimesUp movements are now threatening factors.
Hannity asked about voters who are concerned that their representative running for re-election is an establishment figure or a RINO, a Republican In Name Only.
“This is a national referendum. Whether it’s a RINO, whether it’s an establishment figure, whether it’s either a congressman or a senator that you don’t fully support, that is not the question now,” Bannon said emphatically.
“The question is about President Trump and his agenda. And you’re gonna have to sometimes vote for people that you’re not totally comfortable with, okay?” he urged Trump voters. “That means some establishment figures, some RINOs. It doesn’t matter.”
A successful midterm election for Trump’s supporters will mean the Democrats will not have the “blue wave” they have been projecting, Bannon said, adding that the opposition will then “turn on themselves in a civil war within the Democratic Party” making 2020 even easier for conservatives.
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