When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump's inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post - though some say he still has a direct line to the White House - he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself - as he has many times before - this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and ...
We follow Steve Bannon though a profanity embedded journey as he first joins Trump during his campaign espousing populist views (using fear/hate to divide the working class) & economic nationalism (a form of greed in which national productivity is pushed as local, but working poor pay w/higher costs for goods/services & wealthy get tax breaks). We follow him as he and Trump support Roy Moore's candidacy for the Senate. Odd contrast as Moore served during the Vietnam War & Trump using a family physician's waiver for what most people have & usually do not notice - a bone spur avoided that service.
Next we see his popularity w/Breitbart News talk radio w/backing from very wealthy conservative families, e.g. Gun Wengui (aka Miles Kwok) wanted by the Chinese government for a variety of illegal problems. After leaving Breitbart he goes to Europe to support their unease over immigration by again espousing populism. Finally, a lot more profanity & references to George Soros.
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