On Friday former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon stated that the 2018 midterm elections are President Donald Trump’s first reelection campaign because if Democrats manage to get the majority in Congress they will try to impeach the President.
During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Bannon said that Trump supporters need to repeat the 2016 level of support in order to secure Trump’s term.
“Sean you said something, [that] it’s the most important midterm. I would just like to rephrase that, I think this is President Trump’s first reelect,” he said.
“Everybody that turned out in 2016 have to do it all over again,” Bannon continued. “Or the first action they’re going to take under Nancy Pelosi or whoever the Democratic Speaker is is trying to impeach President Trump.”
Meanwhile, several House Democrats have attempted to impeach the President, but without the full support of the Democratic leadership.
“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,” he said. “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? That means some establishment figures, some RINOs. It doesn’t matter.”
Bannon announced last week that he has launched an effort to bring together far-right political parties in Europe in order to help the international movement that was started by the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union.
“It was so successful that we’re going to start staffing up,” Bannon said last week. “Everybody agrees that next May is hugely important, that this is the real first continent-wide face-off between populism and the party of Davos. This will be an enormously important moment for Europe.”