Bannon Dinner Price Slashed from $20k to ‘SPECIAL PRICING’ of Zero Dollars, Still Almost No Takers

Dinner with Steve Bannon may be free, but that’s not enough to bring in many guests. President Donald Trump‘s former chief strategist is headlining yet another event Friday night to promote his new film, Trump @ War, this time with the Hillsborough County Republican Party in Florida. At peak pricing, seats were initially going for a whopping $20,000 for ten to sit at his table, being slashed to $5,000 last week, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Now, they’ve dropped to zero, the outlet reported. As of Thursday evening, a web page for the event showed a mere 27 RSVPs above a line of red text that blared “NEW SPECIAL PRICING!” While the site lists a cost of $15, the Times said an email was sent out by the party’s vice chairman, Jeff Lukens, stating, “The Trump Anniversary Dinner with Steve Bannon this Friday will be COMPLEMENTARY TO Continue reading "Bannon Dinner Price Slashed from $20k to ‘SPECIAL PRICING’ of Zero Dollars, Still Almost No Takers"

Steve Bannon Gets Roasted For Delivering Speech to Just 38 People: ‘Like a Bad SNL Skit’

Fourteen months ago, Steve Bannon had a key job in the White House — chief strategist for President Donald Trump. Now? He’s giving speeches to just a handful of people. Bannon, on Monday night, spoke on Staten Island in New York at a screening of his documentary Trump at War. According to the New York Daily News, just 38 people showed up. The News reports that Bannon said he didn’t mind the sparse turnout. “You want grassroots leaders,” Bannon said, according to the News. “You don’t need massive events.” A massive event, this was not. And Twitter noticed. The former White House chief strategist was roasted roasted for the puny crowd size:

Steve Bannon Bashes Nikki Haley Over Timing of Resignation: She’s as ‘Ambitious as Lucifer’

In an interview with Bloomberg News published on Wednesday, former White House advisor and Trump Svengali Steve Bannon bashed outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for the timing of her announcement that she’s leaving the post at the end of the year. President Donald Trump and the soon-to-be-former Ambassador held a joint presser on Tuesday after the surprising news broke, in which they effusively praised one another, but that admiration apparently doesn’t extend to all of Trump world, with Bannon casting her in a negative light. “The timing was exquisite from a bad point of view,” Bannon told Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait. He said everything discussed Tuesday could easily have waited until after the midterms. “The timing could not have been worse.” Bloomberg reports that Bannon described Haley as both “ambitious” and “very talented”, but not necessarily in a good way. “I think she is incredibly politically ambitious,” he Continue reading "Steve Bannon Bashes Nikki Haley Over Timing of Resignation: She’s as ‘Ambitious as Lucifer’"

The View Tackles Bill Maher Giving Platform to Steve Bannon: ‘Would We Let Him Sit at the Table?’

On The View on Monday, the topic of (sort of) former Breitbart chief and once and future Trump whisperer Steve Bannon appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher prompted a discussion about whether or there is sometimes too much free speech. “Apparently a lot of people are taking issue with Bill Maher for inviting former White House Chief of Staff, strategist, and former — in my mind — president Steve Bannon on his show on Friday,” said Whoopi Goldberg introducing a clip from the show. “Should he have given Bannon a platform for his show? I mean, would we let him sit at the table?” Whoopi asked. “We let a lot of people sit at the table,” said Joy Behar. “Louis Brandeis famously said ‘sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectant’, so that, you let people who are fascist and racist, let them hang themselves, let them Continue reading "The View Tackles Bill Maher Giving Platform to Steve Bannon: ‘Would We Let Him Sit at the Table?’"

Maher Praises Steve Bannon For Coming On His Show: It’s ‘Why Republicans Have Power and We Have None’

On Friday night, Bill Maher welcomed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon onto his show. Maher began the interview by thanking him, noting he thanks all conservatives who agree to come in the “lion’s den.” “I appreciate it and it says volumes why Republicans have power and we have none,” Maher told Bannon. “Hillary Clinton never came here. Maybe she’d be president if she was a little more confident.” “Big time,” Bannon agreed. The Real Time host invoked how Bannon was disinvited from the New Yorker Festival earlier this month after the announcement of his inclusion sparked major uproar, causing other invited speakers to withdraw from the event.  Maher then quoted Malcolm Gladwell who said, “Call me old-fashioned, but I would have thought that the point of a Festival of Ideas was to expose the audience to ideas. If you only invite your friends over, it’s Continue reading "Maher Praises Steve Bannon For Coming On His Show: It’s ‘Why Republicans Have Power and We Have None’"

Steve Bannon Shares 2020 Prediction With Maher: ‘I Think There Will Be Three-Way Race’

On Friday night, Bill Maher probed former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon about his thoughts about Democrats and the 2020 race. Maher began by asking Bannon “who scares” him and began listing potential 2020 candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA),  Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), and former Attorney General Eric Holder. He then invoked Michael Avenatti, saying that he could be the “Trump of 2020.” “The guy who’s the outsider, who like blows through the regular politician because he looks different and he’s got balls,” Maher said. Bannon agreed. “If Bernie Sanders had an ounce of Avenatti’s fearlessness, he would have been the Democratic nominee and we would have had a much tougher time beating him,” Bannon told Maher. “Bernie doesn’t have fearlessness?” Maher asked. “Not like Avenatti,” Bannon responded. “He’s got a fearlessness and he’s a fighter. Continue reading "Steve Bannon Shares 2020 Prediction With Maher: ‘I Think There Will Be Three-Way Race’"

John Heilemann Confronts Bannon for Calling NYT Op-Ed a ‘Coup’ in The Circus Preview

Showtime’s The Circus is returning this Sunday, and with it comes a brand-new Steve Bannon interview. In the preview released by Showtime today, John Heilemann confronted the former White House chief strategist on his categorization of the anonymous New York Times op-ed as some signal of a “coup.” Bannon said again to Heilemann, “It’s a coup.” Heilemann read aloud the dictionary definition of the word “coup” and said, “The op-ed represents a concern about the President’s fitness for office, a decision not to try to remove him, but instead to try to stay in office with him and to keep him from doing some of the things they feared he would do in his worst moments. How is that a coup?!” “What they have said,” Bannon responded, “is that they are not going to implement the plans of the President of the United States.” He even Continue reading "John Heilemann Confronts Bannon for Calling NYT Op-Ed a ‘Coup’ in The Circus Preview"