Bannon Admits He Advised Trump To Plan Reckoning' On Jan. 6 That Would Kill Biden Presidency In The Crib'
...With glee, former Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon confirmed on Wednesday that he helped former President Trump plan the Jan. 6 insurrection as part of an effort to "kill the Biden presidency in the crib."
The Trump adviser made the comments on a Wednesday episode of his War Room: Pandemic, confirming reporting in Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's book Peril.
Bannon played a clip on his podcast of the two Washington Post reporters discussing the book on MSNBC, in which Costa said that in the days leading up to the insurrection, Bannon "privately told President Trump to have a reckoning on January 6th."
"And he said to the president, it's time to kill the Biden presidency in the crib," Costa added.
Bannon then cut the clip, and said on the podcast: "Yeah, because it's about legitimacy."
"Let's look at the Economist poll, not Revolver, not The War Room " 42 percent of the American people think that Biden did not win the presidency legitimately," he added.
Bannon's view, garbled through his own puffery and bizarre manner of speaking, also appears to confirm the book's reporting that he told Trump that the day should be a "reckoning." Unsurprisingly, Bannon's remarks manage to both posit the insurrection as a legitimate revolt while also placing himself at the center of events.
It's another piece of evidence that further ties Trump to violence at the Capitol, which occurred as Trump gave a rally repeating the Big Lie and telling his audience to go "fight" as members of Congress formalized Biden's win....