Ban­non mo­bilises Jews to his cause

The Myanmar Times - - World -

PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump’s for­mer chief strate­gist on Sun­day called on Amer­i­can Jews to join his war on the Repub­li­can es­tab­lish­ment.

Steve Ban­non ap­pealed to the Zion­ist Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Amer­ica to “work as part­ners” in his cru­sade against GOP lead­ers he blames for block­ing Trump’s agenda. Ban­non de­liv­ered the fiery ad­dress at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s an­nual awards din­ner in New York, with sev­eral cur­rent and for­mer Trump staffers in at­ten­dance.

“We’re lead­ing an in­sur­gency move­ment against the Repub­li­can es­tab­lish­ment,” Ban­non charged, blam­ing his ad­ver­saries in the es­tab­lish­ment for play­ing games.

“That’s how you get the Iran deal,” he con­tin­ued. “That’s how we still al­low the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment to fi­nance peo­ple that have blood on their hands of in­no­cent Jewish civil­ians.”

The Zion­ist Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Amer­ica has largely em­braced Ban­non, while other Jewish lead­ers have raised con­cerns about him and the news out­let he runs, Bre­it­bart News, which is pop­u­lar among some white su­prem­a­cists, anti-Semites and oth­ers who iden­tify with the so-called alt-right move­ment.

Ban­non, who left the White House in Au­gust, is now try­ing to raise money to de­feat sev­eral sit­ting Repub­li­can sen­a­tors he says are block­ing Trump’s agenda in Wash­ing­ton.

“Pres­i­dent Trump needs our back,” he de­clared. “We’re a na­tion at war. This war is only go­ing to be won if we bind to­gether and work as part­ners.”

Photo: AP

Steve Ban­non, the for­mer chief strate­gist to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, on Sun­day called on Amer­i­can Jews to join his war on the Repub­li­can es­tab­lish­ment dur­ing an awards din­ner in New York.

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