Bannon also told Rose that the Republican establishment has never believed in the economic nationalist agenda that got Trump and elected and is “trying to nullify the 2016 election.”
After his conversation with Bannon, Kuttner writes that “Bannon believes that if Republicans will just embrace populist economic nationalism, they can become a workers’ party and the majority party for decades to come.
Kuttner points out that “Bannon’s current obsession is to blow up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Senate incumbents whom he regards as hostile to his brand of nationalism.” And he acknowledges that Bannon can find common ground with left-of-center voters on issues like Wall Street accountability and trade agreements “that allow cheap labor to compete with domestic labor.”
In a previous interview heard around the world with Kuttner, Bannon told him that so long as Democrats obsess about identity politics, right-of-center economic nationalists will “crush” them.
“The Democrats,” Bannon previously told Kuttner, “the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em.