Exploring The Nationalistic And Christian Right Influences On Trump
Sarah Posner, a reporter with The Nation's Investigative Fund, talks about how the Steve Bannon-Jeff Sessions-Mike Pence nexus is influencing President Trump's policies. Full Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross.
If you haven’t listened to/read this transcript of this story, which is an incredible 43-minute interview with a woman who’s covered the Alt Right and specifically Steve Bannon, for years, you absolutely should. It is an incredibly informative interview with a very knowledgeable woman, skillfully handled, and every single minute is packed with really good information.
Highlights include: Steve Bannon’s film containing a wealth of footage around the Holocaust with no mention of antisemitism and with the Holocaust presented beside events like the French Revolution, Steve Bannon’s calling his former Breitbart reporter Ben Shapiro “a whiner” for being upset by antisemitic abuse including being tweeted graphic images of dead Jewish people and jokes about how Shapiro’s family should be sent “to the ovens” including his wife and newborn child, and Steve Bannon’s report that Jeff Sessions and not Trump has been leading the resurgence of American nationalism.