‘Hillary Clinton’s Not Very Bright’: Steve Bannon Says Trump Is SMARTER than Clinton


President Donald Trump‘s former chief strategist Steve Bannon in his first television interview since leaving the White House, appeared on Sunday’s 60 Minutes.


He asserted that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “not very bright.”

“Everybody says she’s so smart, so much smarter than Donald Trump,” Bannon said of Trump’s 2016 presidential rival. “She doesn’t really have a grasp. She doesn’t have a grasp on what’s important and what’s not. And that’s what’s essential in a leader.”

“Donald Trump has a grasp on what’s important and what’s marginalia,” Bannon added and faulted Clinton for what he said was her failure to understand the importance of the “populist economic nationalist movement.”

“Economic nationalism is what this country was built on. The American system, right? We go back to that. We look after our own. We look after our citizens. We look after our manufacturing bases and guess what? This country’s gonna be greater, more united, more powerful than it’s ever been,” Bannon said.

“And this is not astrophysics. 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 an American citizen, you’re a part of this populist economic nationalist movement. And by the way, that’s 65-70 percent of the country,” he continued.

Bannon added that “the smart guys in the Democratic party” do understand this.

“Sherrod Brown gets this. Tim Ryan gets this … the guys around [Chuck] Schumer get this. They understand this. They’re trying to get the identity politics out. They’re trying to run,” Bannon said.

“The only question before us: Is it going to be a left-wing populism or a right-wing populism?” he added. “And that is the question that will be answered in 2020.”



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