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On Thursday during a podcast, former Trump aide Steve Bannon stated that he believes that Donald Trump has won the presidential election and gave him advice for his second term.
Bannon said that Trump should immediately fire top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Chris Wray. He suggested that he fire them on national TV.
He then went on and stated that the firing should include “beheadings.”
“I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats,” Bannon said. “You either get with the program or you’re gone. Time to stop playing games. Blow it all up, put Ric Grenell today as the interim head of the FBI, that’ll light them up, right?”
Co-host Jack Maxey noted that “You know what Steve, just yesterday there was the anniversary of the hanging of two Tories in Philadelphia, these were Quaker businessmen who had cohabitated if you will with the British while they were occupying Philadelphia. These people were hung. This is what we used to do to traitors.”
Bannon then replied, “That’s how you won the revolution. No one wants to talk about it. The revolution wasn’t some sort of garden party, right? It was a civil war. It was a civil war.”
Later on, Thursday a Twitter page for Bannon’s “War Room” podcast had been suspended. Twitter confirmed that it has “permanently suspended.”
The account was suspended for violating the rule against glorifying violence.
YouTube also removed the episode from “Steve Bannon’s War Room” channel after it was brought to their attention. A representative for YouTube stated “We’ve removed this video for violating our policy against inciting violence. We will continue to be vigilant as we enforce our policies in the post-election period.”