Live from Virginia Friday morning on The John Fredericks Show – weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream – host Fredericks welcomed political strategist Steve Bannon to the show
Fredericks: We are joined by Stephen K. Bannon who is the host of the most emphatic popular burgeoning exploding radio show in the history of radio all over the world in War Room Pandemic. You got to tune him in on The John Frederick’s Radio Network 10 to noon Monday through Saturday. It’s the hottest thing out there Steve Bannon great to have you.
Bannon: Hey, John. Thanks for having me.
Fredericks: So Mr. Bob Bobulinski shows up at the debate last night, and I’m thinking to myself hmm. This has Steve Bannon’s fingerprints all over it based on what you did in 2016. I remember getting a call from Kathleen Willey at like 9 o’clock at night. So it’s like three or four to three years before the debate. She calls me up and she says I know you I trust you. Hey these guys at the campaign. This guy Bannon calls me up. He wants me to go to the debate I think was in Vegas or something. I want to go to the debate and what should I do? Just go have fun. So I kind of thought you might be behind that now. (Bannon laughs)
Bannon: Let’s say yeah, it’s complete hat tip to Jason Miller the former War Room Posse. That’s at the campaign. Jason Miller Greg and Steve Cortes. Full hat tip to them. I thought was absolutely brilliant and I thought the press conference beforehand was terrific. I got a little different take on last night. I would have liked President Trump to be a little tougher right? I thought that what he did last night was fantastic.
I do think Biden gave him so many openings that he could have pressed him. He took another attack which I think was fine. And that looks like it turned out fine. Now you get what we got 11 days. You have to close hard. You have to run hard. You have to run like you’re behind. It’s going to come down to it looks like five or six dtates. They’re all within the margin of error. So if you look at the real polling and you know, it’s time to just get on with it.
No, I just think I would of liked the president to have been a little more aggressive last night because I think Biden gave him plenty of opportunities. I thought Biden was absolutely terrible. The President was more statesmanlike. I just like it when the president is more aggressive. Not being rude or cutting the guy off it just but just going in for the attack. I think you got to press the corruption more and some other areas because that’s a Biden was all over the map and some of the stuff he said was just crazy. Like you know Hitler. We were close to Hitler before.
Fredericks: Yeah, what was that about? We cut diplomatic ties.
Bannon: All during the 1930s, this is insane. This is my point. Biden is not fully with the program, right? He fades in and out. you know he’ll cut the oil industry off. The statements he makes have no basis in reality. The one thing I thought the president good job of explaining what he’s done on the CCP virus. But I think this comes down to basically lock down the country just like Fauci said. If you vote for Biden on November third, the country still going to be locked down next September third. And if you look at the disaster in New Jersey and New York in the tri-state areas. We can’t do that. New York is a ghost town. Washington D.C.’s virtually a ghost town. You can’t do that, right? You have to have a smart, you know targeted interventions. I think the President, I would have liked to have seen him press more on the contrast between mitigating risk. In an understanding of the virus and having therapeutics and vaccines and all that and opening the country like you have to. To get on with life for as bad as this is. As this thing is versus just you know, Biden’s listening to Fauci and is going to keep the country locked down. That in and of itself I think drives enough Independent voters or enough voters to say can’t even take this lockdown any more. Because I’ve argued from the beginning his handling of the COVID virus I think is a positive. And should be presented as a positive when you when looking at the alternative. It’s a very imperfect world. The other thing is that I wish you’d talked about is holding China accountable. When you say it’s the China plague. Okay, I got that part. What are you going to do about it? He wasn’t overbearing and you know, he came across I think very reasoned. You know, the one thing I don’t like when all the talking heads of CNN and MSNBC saying nice things about Trump that’s normally a sign that it is not working. I wanted a knockout punch. We didn’t get it. But now this thing’s very set forward. Biden will go back in his hole. And this is the thing people should understand. The reason fighting’s not out there in these five critical days. And think about it ever since the second stage of the revelations came out last Friday with The New York Post story on what? China. Joe Biden’s virtually canceled his entire campaign. He had one. He had one viewing when he went out and took you to know, the other granddaughter that’s not you know associated with these allegations to go get a milkshake. And of course, the press said, you know, what flavor did you get? They weren’t you know throwing questions at him. So this, you know the scandals of Biden and the financial scandals of which remember, he didn’t refute him. He just says it’s Russian disinformation. That’s simply a stone-cold lie. And will open the show with this. Jake Tapper went to a complete meltdown right about how negative Bannon is and you know how Bannon out of his townhouse is starting all this up and all this. And he said there’s absolutely no evidence. Well, we would like to have Jake Tapper look at the evidence and then say that. So I think the reality here is you have to drive Biden’s negatives up. You up you just have to. and you’ve got 12 days to do it. I think it’s quite easy to drive Biden’s negatives up since nobody’s ever focused on them. I think you can drive Biden’s negatives up and I think you grab them up quickly. and I think you drove up and states that matter.
This is going to come down to a lot of focus on Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina.
I think those would be the four that are most in people’s minds. If we lock in what we did in 2016 and get Pennsylvania across the line he’ll get a second term.
Fredericks: Well Steve, let me ask you this and I want to get to the Bobulinski press conference yesterday CNN doesn’t cover it. Says he’s authenticating the emails. He has no ax to grind. The only donations he ever gave was to Democrats. The guy is a war veteran. Has a news conference. ABC, NBC, MSNBC. Nobody covers it but Fox. Nobody car3es. Not a question about it last night. Not a single fake news person asking this guy anything. Nothing. Like it didn’t exist. How big is this? This is a guy that basically said, look, all these emails are authentic. It’s his laptop.
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