FORMER White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on his War Room Pandemic podcast Thursday said that President Donald Trump should start his second term by beheading FBI Director Christopher Wray and Dr Anthony Fauci.
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Steve Bannon said President Donald Trump should start his second term by beheading FBI Director Christopher Wray and Dr Anthony FauciCredit: Twitter
Bannon started off by saying that Trump’s “second term kicks off with firing Wray, firing Fauci.”
“Now I actually want to go a step farther but the president is a kind-hearted man and a good man. I want to go back to the old times of Tudor England,” the former Trump aide said.
“I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I would put them on the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats—you either get with the program or you’re gone. Time to stop playing games.”
Bannon continued that it was time to “blow it all up” and replace Wray with Trump ally Ric Grenell as the interim head of the FBI.
Steve Bannon said FBI Director Christopher Wray should be replaced by Trump ally Ric GrenellCredit: Splash News
Steve Bannon said the head of Dr Anthony Fauci should be put on a pike at a corner of the White HouseCredit: AFP or licensors
“That’ll light them up, right,” he said.
Bannon’s co-host Jack Maxey went along with the narrative, saying that the prior day was the anniversary of the hanging of two Tories, or Quaker businessmen, who had “cohabitated with the British” while occupying Philadelphia during the American Revolution.
“These people were hung, this is what we used to do to traitors,” Maxey said.
Bannon then said that the American Revolution was won in that manner and that is something “no one wants to talk about.”
Steve Bannon served formerly served as a White House chief strategistCredit: AFP or licensors
“The revolution wasn’t some sort of garden party, right. No, it was a civil war, it was a civil war,” Bannon said.
A Media Matters for America researcher pointed out that YouTube prohibits “inciting others to commit violent acts against individuals.”
By Thursday evening, YouTube had taken down Bannon’s video, stating, “We’ve removed this video for violating policy against inciting violence. Continue to be vigilant as we enforce our policies in the post-election period.”
Around the same time, Twitter suspended @WarRoomPandemic.
Dr Anthony Fauci has clashed with Trump over how to handle the coronavirusCredit: AP:Associated Press
“Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules,” the page stated, specifically its policy on glorifying violence.
Trump reportedly discussed firing Wray after Election Day over frustration that the FBI director did not indicate that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter are under investigation.
The president has also clashed with Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on coronavirus policies.
Before being removed, Bannon’s video remained live for hours as social media platforms scrambled to keep check on radical content and conspiracy theories on vote rigging from Trump’s camp.
Twitter placed warnings and labels on at least eight tweets or retweets by Trump or his campaign.
“Our teams continue to monitor tweets that attempt to spread misleading information about voting, accounts engaged in spammy behavior, and tweets that make premature or inaccurate claims about election results,” Twitter spokesman Brandon Borrman said in a statement to the Washington Post.
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