For decades, one of the the Left’s favorite smears against anyone who opposed them has been the label “racist”.
Steve Bannon could care less.
The former White House strategist is in France lending his support to the National Front party. He told Marine Le Pen’s nationalist supporters: “History is on our side.”
According to the Associated Press, Bannon’s appearance in France was part of a European tour as he seeks an international platform for his secure-borders message that helped Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency.
“Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor,” Bannon told the crowd at the party congress.
“You’re part of a worldwide movement bigger than France, bigger than Italy,” Bannon told National Front supporters, denouncing central banks, central governments and “crony capitalists.”
His European tour centered on last weekend’s Italian election, which Bannon called “an earthquake” after populist and anti-immigration parties outperformed traditional parties. The outcome has boosted conservative movements across Europe and was seen as a victory for the forces that elected Trump and voter approval for Britain to leave the European Union.
“History is on our side,” Bannon said to hearty cheers.