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Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has warned that all signs point to a terrible winter for the American people — and he says it’s time to get ready.
During a segment on his “War Room Podcast,” Bannon warned about a “dark winter” coming thanks to the Biden administration’s policies. Bannon also recently sent a warning to President Donald Trump ahead of his presidential campaign rally in South Carolina.
“The revered Economist, what is their headline? The Shortage Economy. America needs to prepare… Get ready for the bleakest, darkest Christmas in living memory… This is far beyond stagflation. We’re entering another phase. It’s all the converging forces. Remember, elections have consequences, illegal elections have catastrophic consequences,” Bannon said.
”This is why we’re in dangerous territory right now. Biden’s fiscal and monetary stimulus is the most reckless thing in American history. And you know who’s going to pay for that, the workers… I’m gonna tell you, This Christmas, it’s going to hit and it’s going to hit like nobody’s business. And nobody else in all media is going to tell you this,” he added.
In a separate segment, Bannon warned Trump over a supposed addition to his leadership team.
Trump will be launching his presidential campaign staff in South Carolina, a key early primary state, on Tuesday.
South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham is expected to endorse Trump at the event, and Bannon is encouraging Trump to “be careful.”
“I have no earthly idea why [Graham’s] around [former] President Trump,” Bannon said. “He’s a cancer. He is a cancer, that’s metastasizing. President Trump’s gotta be warned. There’s nothing good that comes from having [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s mini-me, the snake, Lindsey Graham around you at all.”
Bannon denounces Trump adding Lindsey Graham to his leadership team and doing a SC rally with him this week: “I have no earthly idea why he’s around Trump. He’s a cancer. Trump’s gotta be warned. There’s nothing good with having McConnell’s mini-me, the snake, around you at all.” pic.twitter.com/SFUUKwHOsn
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) January 22, 2023
Trump will be joined by Graham and Republican Gov. Henry McMaster at the Jan. 28 rally in the early voting state.
“Trump will be at the Statehouse in Columbia on Jan. 28 and will unveil his South Carolina leadership team, according to a person familiar with the plans. That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly,” Greenville News reported.
“Trump’s campaign had previously confirmed the South Carolina event but hadn’t provided details. The event will also include members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation, as well as state lawmakers, according to the person. According to South Carolina government officials, the Trump campaign has blocked off 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. at a variety of sites inside and outside the Statehouse building, planning for ‘500 attendees,'” the outlet added.
Reservation information shared with AP promotes the event “as an opportunity to exemplify the strong support from elected officials in the state as we approach the one-year mark to South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary.”
“Some operatives and elected officials in South Carolina have been receiving calls from Graham asking for their support for Trump’s reelection bid. At least two of the people asked had turned down the request, according to the person, who spoke with the pair. Since announcing his latest presidential run in November, Trump has limited his public campaign appearances to events at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida before an invited crowd or in a virtual setting,” Greenville News reported.
“Trump’s visit to South Carolina comes as two of the state’s top Republicans mull 2024 bids of their own. Nikki Haley, a former governor, and on-time U.N. ambassador said she would take the holiday season to consider a White House campaign. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has been making visits in other early-voting states and launched a political action committee that could become a presidential campaign vehicle. A Scott spokesperson did not immediately comment Tuesday when asked if the senator would attend Trump’s event,” the report continued.