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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is making a major prediction ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
Bannon laid out his vision for what is likely to come in the near future with former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
“2022 is how we are going to stop this. We are going to have a sweeping… I think we can have a 100-seat pickup in the House of Representatives. I think we can flip the Senate. We intend to destroy the Democrat party as a national institution, from school boards all the way up to state legislatures, attorney generals, secretaries of state, to the House and the Senate. Trump is definitely running in 2024,” Bannon predicted.
When asked if Trump will run for reelection in 2024, Bannon answered, “Oh, it’s not even a question. He’s going to run. I think you can see from his speeches at his rallies, he’s definitely running. There’s no doubt. It’s clear that Biden isn’t going to run for reelection.”
“Biden and Kamala Harris are going to be so crushed this November, the Democrats are going to be throwing a lot of people overboard,” Bannon continued.
A few months ago, Bannon spoke to a group of Boston Republicans and argued that he believes Trump will come roaring back to solidify his place as the leader of the Republican Party.
“Going forward, we can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA movement … just immerse the (Make America Great Again) movement with the Republican Party, and we’re going to have massive victories in the future,” Bannon said.
Bannon even floated the idea of Trump becoming a member of Congress, becoming Speaker of the House in 2022, and then impeaching Joe Biden.
“Trump is a disruptor, but he has a long-term vision because I absolutely believe in the marrow of my bones that he will be our nominee in 2024. He’ll come back to us. We’ll have a sweeping victory in 2022, and he’ll lead us in 2024. We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon said.
Bannon told the crowd that they “need to confront this radical Biden administration every day.”
Politics should no longer be thought of as Republicans versus Democrats, he stressed during his talk.
Days before the left office, Trump and Bannon spoke several times by phone and put aside their differences after Bannon was fired from the administration back in 2017.
Trump had spoken on the phone with Bannon multiple times before leaving office, seeking guidance on how to overturn the 2020 election results.
“Trump has repeatedly spoken by phone with Steve Bannon in recent weeks to seek advice on his campaign to overturn his re-election defeat, reconciling with his once-estranged ex-White House strategist, sources tell me,” Jennifer Jacobs, a reporter from Bloomberg News, said at the time.
“Trump and Bannon have been talking regularly, multiple sources tell me. They’ve been in communication FOR WEEKS now, patching up earlier rift as Trump sought advice from anyone willing to help him fight his election defeat,” she said.
Earlier this week, New York Times author Maggie Haberman said she believes she knows who former President Donald Trump’s vice president pick will be if he chooses to campaign for the presidency in 2024.
She spoke about it on Monday when she appeared on the ABC Daytime talk show “The View” and the hosts appeared to be not enthusiastic about the pick.
“There’s a couple of people whose names have been mentioned, and the one that actually gets mentioned the most by people close to him is Tim Scott from South Carolina, the senator, and then Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is possibly the next governor of Arkansas,” the author said as the hosts expressed their contempt.
“I didn’t mean to cause that. I’m sorry,” she said before the subject was changed to other topics.
“I want to get this right. He calls Ron DeSantis, quote, fat, phony, and whiny. Really? Donald Trump called some body fat. Do you think Trump really will run again, and can he win again? And tell me about how he’s feeling about Ron DeSantis because I love this tea,” host Anna Navarro said, referring to Haberman’s book on the former president “Confidence Man.”
“He is really focused on Ron DeSantis in a way he isn’t on almost anybody else. Because he knows not just that Ron DeSantis is seen by us and others or people who look at the political field as the person who can take on Trumpism without the erratic behavior, but donors really like Ron DeSantis, and he has raised a lot of money at a time when Donald Trump’s fundraising has slowed down, and that is very concerning,” the author said.