Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon slammed Sen. John McCain in his address to California Republicans at the annual California Republican party convention on Friday night. He ended the speech with standing ovations and even a call to “hang him (McCain)” from the crowd.
Bannon sharply criticized Sen. John McCain. Even though he praised McCain’s military service, he said as a politician, “He’s just another senator from Arizona.”
But, it was not only McCain who Bannon criticized. He ripped into both McCain and former President George W. Bush, deriding their leadership and intelligence much to the apparent pleasure of the crowd.
Bannon depicted the former President Bush as bumbling and inept, placing the blame on him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House.
Bannon said: “There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s. It was clear he didn’t understand anything he was talking about. He has no earthly idea of whether he’s coming or going,” hinting that Bush was given a Trump bashing script to read – “just like it was when he was President of the United States.”
Bannon went after Bush for ripping Trump’s America first policy.
He said: “It’s not about your race, your color, your gender, your religion, your ethnicity, your sexual preference. It’s about one thing — are you a citizen of the United States of America? Because if you’re a citizen, there are certain responsibilities and obligations that come with that — but as a citizen also you should have a preference for jobs and economic opportunities.”
The crowd at #CAGOP17 just booed George W. Bush and John McCain. "Hang him!" one man yelled about McCain.
— Seema Mehta (@LATSeema) October 21, 2017
Beside this, Bannon also urged California Republicans to come together despite their differences in order to take the state back from Democrats who have long held a majority. “We have a problem with understanding how to win,” Bannon said. “Nothing else matters. If you want to take your state back… you have to roll your sleeves up.”
— CAGOP (@CAGOP) October 21, 2017
Steve Bannon is 100% correct. Anger towards McCain is in part due to Obamacare repeal vote. He campaigned on repeal but when it came the time, he voted to keep it. He lied. The man is obviously a Globalist neo-con working for the deep state every waking hour. He is out of step, he is not thinking like a Republican and he is hurting America while trying to help everyone else in the world.
George Bush was an awful and incredibly destructive President. Incredibly destructive war in Iraq. Massive spending. He also destroyed any credibility the GOP had of small government and restrained spending.
The failures of Bush gave us 8 years in the dark ages under Obama.
Thanks for nothing W!
Anyone who bashes the President who is in office deserves whatever is said about them, no matter who or what they were. Stand up and back the President like all Americans should!
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