Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports:

Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance.

Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a party congress of the far-right National Front, a group that espouses a protectionist and populist agenda. “Let them call you racists. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor,” Bannon told the crowd to applause.

In a halting, yet stirring, speech Saturday — paused to allow an interpreter to translate his English into French — Bannon said he came to Europe not to teach but to learn. “And what I’ve learned is you are part of a worldwide movement that is bigger than France, bigger than Italy, bigger than Hungary, bigger than all of it,” he said, evoking Europe’s rise of right-wing parties.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Was it Joy? who said – He just a parasite seeking a host.

    • Cuberly Deux

      ..and he’s attached himself to many, Palin, Phil Robertson, Dotard, the Mercer’s…etc. they all share the same thing. Eventually Bannon is shamed, fails, detaches himself and he moves on to the next candidate.

      • Andymac3

        They probably can’t stand the smell of stale urine and body odor.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Those is his calling cards.

    • another_steve

      Joy Reid is one of the major reasons we need MSNBC.

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    • Bunter

      Yeah, and I fear we might be his next host *hair standing on end*.

  • Harveyrabbit

    “paused to allow an interpreter to translate his English into French”

    They should have hired the interpreter who translates from Vogon to human.. he’s much faster.

  • JackFknTwist

    Le Pen and her fascists are already on the way out; that was obvious in the last election.
    Does anyone think that an American racist/fascist coming over to tell the French to get their act together will endear the fascists to the French electorate ?

    If you think that you don’t know the French.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    Trump only hires the best racists

    • Todd20036

      Is that you in your avatar Devon? YUM!!!

      • Devon Rodriguez

        Yes it is me…hello Todd20036

      • JCF

        I can’t believe that it took so long for someone here to ask that question!

  • another_steve
  • Bluto

    His pride in being a nazi is irrelevant. He’s still inhuman scum that deserves to be stomped on at every chance.

    • anne marie in philly

      punch a nazi today!

    • ChrisMorley

      He’s been defeated at each of his 7 attempts to win a seat in the UK House of Commons and hasn’t managed to get more than one third of the votes in the SE England regional constituency for the European parliament.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    From Bannon’s speech:

    ” If I had a nickel for every time someone called me racist I would be a wealthy man”…………..

    Dude did you think that through?

    • Kenster999

      Yes 🤣

    • narutomania

      As Kenster says, yes, he did think it through. In fact, he is betting on more and more Americans coming round to his way of thinking. We are seeing these so-called nationalists gaining ground in the U.S., in France, in the Netherlands, and in Italy.

      And there isn’t one of them that wouldn’t slit the other’s throat if it meant gaining even an iota more support for their “world cause”.

      • Bunter

        In all points no difference to how it was in the early 1930s.

  • Makoto

    Oh, he is so right. If the racist badge fits, wear it. Don’t hide behind dogwhistles (or the new standard of loudspeakers and teleprompters). Own your racism, Steve! We’ve all seen it, so it’s great to see you admit it as well.

    Now go crawl into a sewer and stay there where racists belong, thanks.

  • Gustav2

    Remember folks, Steve Bannon is not a Nazi!

    • Rambie

      He’s a neo-Nazi

    • John30013

      Nor a racist. He’s said so himself so many times, so of course we must believe him.

  • ClevelandJim

    He’s just like the evangelical fucks who had to export their hate overseas when the funding dried up here.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      His brand of hate is doing just fine here.

  • Michael R

    Fuck up applauds self

  • anne marie in philly

    being labeled a RACIST is NOT a badge of honor! PERIOD! racism is ALWAYS WRONG, fuckhead!

    • SkokieGuy – 99.7% Helen Free

      And beyond that there nothing than the right hates more than being called racist. They don’t mind doing racist shit, but when you call them racist the go nuts. No doubt because they are delicate snowflakes.

      • anne marie in philly

        poor widdle racist things! NOT!

  • KnownDonorDad

    Please, France, just keep him.

    • DaddyRay

      What do you have against France

      • KnownDonorDad


      • David Walker

        Nothing but wine for a week…no gin, no vodka, no nothin’, but lots of wine and stacks and stacks of crackers to cleanse the pallet, No reason. Just thought it would be fun for a republican’t to see pink elephants.

    • Bunter


  • shellback

    I’m surprised he was able to leave the country. Hopefully, he won’t be allowed back in.

    • Gustav2

      Bannon and Nigel Farage must have the same agent.

      • Bambino

        The Russian agent Nigel Farage is at it again.

      • Friday’s_cat

        “Farage” sounds like something somebody who binged on week old tacos leaves in their undies.

    • Bunter

      Oh god, let him back in, he can’t stay with us!!

  • JT

    What a punk.

  • DaddyRay

    Sam Nunberg on MSNBC

    • Dagoril

      Still laying low I see.

      • DaddyRay

        You can’t get much lower than a Trump Admin staffer

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Well, there is Melania, she’s been under Trump; I’d say that’s pretty low. 😉

  • Joe in PA

    O/T. Numberg is on MSNBC…what a putz.

    • PickyPecker

      Attention whore at this point.

      • Friday’s_cat

        MSNBC, yeah we know.

    • The_Wretched

      So much for laying low. Just as well, he’s damaging himself.

      • John30013

        Carter Page II

  • Friday’s_cat

    For the sake of their economic and mental well being the European Union should impose a tariff on disgraced republican hypocrites.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Friday’s_cat

      60 Minutes isn’t all that. They are one of the forces behind the demise of supermarket checkout line tabloids. That said anything that pokes the Great White Dope in the eye.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Prior restraint of the press has already been adjudicated by the Supreme Court

    • evanedwards

      If they were to succeed, they would look even guiltier than had they not.
      Brilliant strategy there.

    • DaddyRay

      First Amendment

    • Harveyrabbit

      They should google “Streisand effect”.

      • DaddyRay

        Yup – this will be great for ratings

        • Bryan

          Just ask Michael Wolff.

      • JCF

        First I’ve heard of it.

    • pj

      good luck

    • jimbo65

      You know, I tend to agree somewhat with Maxine. If Mueller doesn’t get him, Stormy will.

      • evanedwards

        It doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. 🙂

    • evanedwards

      I wonder if someone brought their photo album to show and tell.

  • Tawreos

    If he thinks history is on his side, he should see what happened to many of the proudly racist assholes throughout history.

    • MoonlightUnkindledOne

      They become President?

      • Tawreos

        I was thinking more along the lines of dead from a self inflicted bullet to the brain in a bunker.

  • SoCalVet

    words still have meaning in my world.

  • evanedwards

    “There’s no intention whatsoever to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel, right now,” says deputy press secretary Raj Shah.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Did they also try to sell buckets of evangelical survival slop to the audiences?

    How do you say, “Même les cochons ne le mangeront pas” in English?

  • JT
    • Friday’s_cat

      Let me guess, Westboro ladies having a sad because Jake not available for breeding?

  • Bambino

    The wolf is shedding its lamb skin again.

  • hdtex
    • Bunter

      Today we associate Hitler’s little beard with evil, but at the time, it was comedic. Chaplin wore it too. People laughed a lot about Hitler during the 1920s and early 1930s. Until they didn’t laugh anymore.
      I never though I would live to see how that mechanism plays out in real time.

  • Dagoril

    You know them by the company they keep.

  • Wisterley

    If only George Clooney had returned Bannon’s calls, or at least pretend to read the shitty movie scripts he’d written, none of this would be happening.

  • MoonlightUnkindledOne

    Being called racist is a badge of honor…until it’s not. Then, it’s a way one has to excuse their vote for a reprehensible person and party.

  • zhera

    I wish the media would go a little deeper on this. Who’s bankrolling this little Tour de Nazi? Are there any ties back to the US administration? Obviously Putin is involved, but who else?

  • Slippy_World
    • JCF

      Spot dafuq on!

  • Halou

    The Nationalist International.

  • JWC

    Does Steve Bannon only own one rumpled set of clothes

  • Kevin Andrews

    Once a Nazi, always a Nazi. These Fascist Scum of The Earth are as disgusting as the day is long.

  • Jerry Kott

    Would love to see Bannon’s DNA.

  • Marc: The Social Gadfly

    Bannon; Ever the redundant fascist.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    “And what I’ve learned is you are part of a worldwide movement that is bigger than France, bigger than Italy, bigger than Hungary, bigger than all of it,” he said, evoking Europe’s rise of right-wing parties.

    THIS. This is why so many Americans are ok with Russian interference. White Christians are willing to cast of everything – morals, ethics, national identity – in order to retain power.

    • Bunter

      Being in Europe, I’m literally shitting my pants here.

  • D. J.

    If the FN is doing so well (according to Bannon) why did they need a €40M operational loan from Putin?

  • Hue-Man

    It’s going so well that Front National has to change its name! Last hour.
    France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen has proposed changing her
    party’s name to National Rally from National Front in a bid to improve
    its image.

    Still fascists.

    • Bunter

      The nazis changed their image and names a lot during the 1920s. This means absolutely nothing.

  • -M-

    Again, I must point out the irony, and the horror, of an international movement/conspiracy of nationalists.

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Further proof of the global conspiracy to get us to dress like a slovenly uncle who never leaves his house except to go to the firing range and the liquor store.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Remember kids, elections do have consequences as do apathy and complacency. There cannot and must not be a 4th Reich. It must be stopped, by any means necessary

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    In a sense, Bannon isn’t wrong – being an open racist is becoming a badge of honor in America. We have to face the fact that a lot of Americans are racist and they voted for a racist for President. For crying out loud – Trump’s entire campaign was based on racism “Make America Great (White) Again”. That wasn’t an accidental campaign slogan. The GOP has welcomed white supremacists, racists, and and neo-Nazi’s back into their party and they’re some of Trump’s biggest supporters.

    Yeah, we abhor racism, but there are a lot of Americans who don’t. As I mentioned back when Trump won, I overheard two white Evangelical Christian bosses at work high-five each other the day after the election and say “Yeah- we finally got that n-word out of the White House!”. That’s what it was and is about.

    • Bunter

      I read that Hitler imported race laws and eugenics from the US. He even had an American propaganda adviser who taught him about mass choreography and event design, inspired by football games, of all things.

  • Thorn Spike

    Being called racist is a badge of honor only if you’re an ACTUAL RACIST.

  • joe ho

    The best predictor of a Trump voter was whether he thought Obama was a Muslim.

    MSM pretended the election was about the rust-belt white voter the global economy had left behind. Actually it was about racial anxiety.

    MSM still chasing down interviews with those poor, misunderstood Trump voters.

  • olandp

    European right-wing populists, that always ends well.

  • Gianni

    Sloppy Steve goes to France to learn. Is he on a personal improvement campaign?

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Yes, they’re racist, yes, they’re proud of it, and yes, their movement is worldwide.

  • GanymedeRenard

    No disrespect for actual homeless people, but why does he look like one? What is he trying to prove in Europe?

  • ColdCountry

    Didn’t the RR say being labeled a hater by the SPLC was a badge of honor, too? Until they decided it wasn’t.