Full disclosure: I know Steve Bannon, and in fact Bannon is who is responsible for my contributing to Breitbart for the past several years. He even came up with an entire series for me to author (Rove-Stupid: The New Definition of the Establishment) – based roughly on my book WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost…Again.
He and I generally agree. Generally being the operative word here.
That said, he has never struck me as a white supremacist or an anti-Semite. He is, however, a street fighter who takes things very personally and will win at all cost. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – it is what it is.
He was different in 2014 than he is today however. He was once a big opponent of crony capitalism – it in fact was one of his main animating topics. Today? He’s pro a trillion dollar stimulus (the mother of all crony bills) and a tariff administration (taking lobbying influence to new all time highs).
Stimulus packages and tariffs do not drain the swamp. They enlarge it, and add all kinds of new toxic creatures. More on this later.