Recenty uncovered audio from a radio interview conducted in 2011 reveals Stephen K. “Steve” Bannon — who was named by President Elect Donald Trump on Sunday to be “chief strategist” in the Trump administration — using a derogatory term for lesbian women to refer to all women with liberal political beliefs.
Listen to the audio of the interview, from Political Vindication Radio, below.
Bannon, 62, was promoting his film Fire From the Heartland: the Awakening of the Conservative Woman. In the interview, he discussed how right-wing women such as Ann Coulter, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin “cut to the heart of the progressive narrative.”
“That’s why there are some unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement,” Bannon says in the audio recording. “That, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane and that’s why they hate these women.”
Bannon has a history of outrageous statements, including one in which the man who will now work just steps away from the Oval Office said that his real desire is to “destroy the state.”
“Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment,” he said in a 2014 interview.
Before taking over the Trump campaign as its CEO in August, Bannon ran the “alt-right” political site Breitbart News, which was known for its over-the-top headlines attacking women and minorities.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy organization which monitors hate groups, condemned Trump’s naming of Bannon to the high-ranking White House position.
“Stephen Bannon was the main driver behind Breitbart becoming a white ethno-nationalist propaganda mill,” the SPLC said in a statement. “Trump should rescind this hire. In his victory speech, Trump said he intended to be president for ‘all Americans.’ Bannon should go.”