The bloke whose been fired twice in the last five months, is reportedly giving the bloke who earned $65 million in 2016, career advice.
Following the very entertaining Fire and Fury expose by Michael Wolff, we’re about to get another political book that heavily features the former Breitbart editor and chief White House strategist.
Bloomberg journalist Joshua Green has written a new paperback called Devils Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Nationalist Uprising. In it he claims that Bannon thinks The Rock ruined his career for supporting Oprah recently.
You may remember that Oprah gave an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes when she received the Cecil B. de Mille award in January. The camera cut to Johnson in the audience who was clearly moved as he listened. There’s been rumours for years that Johnson could consider a White House run but Bannon was dismissive.
“He’s ruined his career,” Bannon reportedly said, according to Green. “If you rolled out a guillotine, they’d chop off every set of balls in the room.”
Bannon states that if Oprah were to get involved in the 2018 midterm elections, she could pose a threat and usher in a wave of activism for the Democrats. He also vaguely predicted the Times Up and #MeToo movement.
“You watch,” Bannon is quoted as saying. “The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society. And they couldn’t juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch. This is a definitional moment in the culture. It’ll never be the same going forward . . . The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo ten thousand years of recorded history.”
Green also claims that Bannon had presidential hopes at one point himself:
“But Bannon had thought hard enough about a path to the White House that he’d even toyed with starting a new political party and settled on a name: the National Union Party. That was the temporary name that Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party had adopted in 1864 to attract War Democrats and Unionists. In Bannon’s vision, it would now unite disaffected populists on both ends of the political spectrum. With support from financial benefactors like the Mercer family, he seemed to imagine such a path might be viable, and that a true devotee of right-wing nationalism — rather than a charlatan like Trump—could succeed where his predecessor had failed.”
President Bannon. Now there’s a scary thought.