- In October 2020 Steve Bannon predicted that there would be a “riot” after the election.
- mother jones This week published a transcript of the leaked audio in which Bannon talks about the violence.
Bannon said he believed it would be “Antifa” who caused the riot – something that never happened.
Just days before the 2020 election, Steve Bannon predicted the race would spark political violence, According to leaked audio achieved by Mother Jones. But the former Trump aide misidentified the final perpetrators in his forecast that would lead to America’s most infamous post-election riots.
The audio clip recorded during a meeting between Bannon and his colleagues on October 31, 2020 was Received by Mother Jones earlier this year. The nearly hour-long recording caught Bannon accurately predicting Trump’s election-night strategy, in which he hastily declared himself the winner despite the ongoing election countdown across the country.
“What Trump’s going to do is just declare victory. Okay? He’s going to declare victory. But that doesn’t mean he’s the winner,” Bannon laughed in the clip. “He’s just going to say he’s the winner.”
Mother Jones published this week a full transcript Recordings show that Bannon made another partially accurate prediction before the election during the meeting.
According to Mother Jones, talking about election night, Bannon said, “Remember, it’s going to be a very crazy night.” “Inevitably there’s going to be a riot at your hotel. That’s where all the Antifa people are coming from.”
The hotel mentioned was apparently located near the Treasury Department and the White House.
“He thinks 20 or 25,000 antifa will surround the White House, especially if Trump is leaving,” Bannon said, not clarifying who “he” referred to.
Antifa, short for “antifascist”, a A headless, non-hierarchical organization that has existed for decades. Trump often played the drums during his presidency Baseless conspiracy theories about left-wing extremists.
Bannon’s prediction, extremely accurate in its assessment of the country’s apparent propensity for post-election violence, ultimately missed the mark: It won’t be left-wing radicals who brought political violence to D.C., but Trump supporters, who in one fell swoop to President Joe Biden. Attempt to prevent authentication of win, Siege of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Meanwhile, Steve Bannon was found Convicted of criminal contempt of Congress last month In relation to his refusal to cooperate with the House committee probing the January 6 uprising. He will be sentenced on October 21.
A lawyer for Bannon did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.
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