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Americans Disgusted After Bannon Says He’s ‘Taking Down the Biden Regime’ Minutes Before He’s Arrested

Just like you thought — Bannon knows his followers are going to eat this up.

As Steve Bannon, the right-wing radio host who was once Trump’s top advisor was arrested Monday by the FBI, he made a huge show for the cameras present. The two criminal contempt charges he’s facing stemmed from his failure to appear before Congress and his failure to produce documents that a House Committee demanded.

But it was apparent by his demeanor on Monday that he had stonewalled on purpose. It was clearly his intent to produce a media-friendly outcome meant to fire up his followers.

“We’re taking down the Biden regime,” Bannon said to the press, but it was obviously a message for fans of his podcast “War Room.”

In fact, between his indictment and his surrender to the FBI, Bannon did an episode of that podcast. During the show, the scrolling news feed at the bottom of the screen actually announced his indictment. From his behavior since then, it’s clear he meant for that to appear on his show.

Playing himself as a martyr for the larger cause, Bannon told listeners to that show:

I don’t want anybody to take their eye off the ball from what we do every day, OK? I want you guys to stay focused on message.

And what is that message, you may wonder. Bannon and his followers — indeed, all of the Trumpist Republicans in America — have a mission, and Bannon himself outlined it during that podcast episode:

We’re taking action. We’re taking over school boards. We’re taking over the Republican Party with the precinct committee strategy. We’re taking over all the elections.

They’re taking over democracy, he means. And that’s a ball we should all have our eyes on.

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Whether Bannon is actually convicted and imprisoned or not, we need to understand that the GOP will not stop at January 6. They won’t stop with random outbursts from their Twitter-banned former leader.

They won’t stop until they can take over everything that’s up for grabs and turn it into Trumpworld.

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