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Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon declares war on main stream media. Calls them “the opposition party”

Steve Bannon: "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile."

Trump Administration Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon, who is best known for holding the executive chair position at Breitbart News, has officially declared war on the main stream media.

Bannon spoke to the New York Times, demanding to be quoted…

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call. “I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Bannon did stop there. Here is more…

“The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 percent dead wrong,” Mr. Bannon said of the election, calling it “a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.”

“The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign,” Mr. Bannon said. “Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: they were outright activists of the Clinton campaign.” (He did not name specific reporters or editors.) “That’s why you have no power,” Mr. Bannon added. “You were humiliated.”

“You’re the opposition party,” Mr. Bannon said. “Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.”

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