Europeans have grown tired of being dictated to by people from Brussels, Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist and campaign advisor of US President Donald Trump, said in an interview with public news channel M1, adding that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had become ‘a world political figure’, and this is the reason why he had come under attack.
“Viktor Orbán‘s victory and the scale of it — and particularly that he was so far out there and up front saying this is to defend the Judea-Christian west — is looked at … in America, England and the rest of western Europe as really a revolutionary moment,” he said.
“Orbán is now a world political figure and he is going to be under fierce assault,” Bannon said.
Commenting in the fence on Hungary’s southern border, he said:
“You guys built the wall before we did, we’d like to have your wall”.
“If you can’t defend your borders you don’t have sovereignty,” Bannon said, adding that “the southern border of the US is a total joke and President Trump knows that it is imperative that he has to build a southern wall”.
He went on to say that the rejection of the elite seen in the US had been already under way in Europe.
“The working class, blue-collar workers in the US and the middle class were completely abused by the globalist elite that ran the country for the last twenty or thirty years and Trump’s victory was a complete rejection of that,” Bannon said.
“Brexit was a foreshadow of the 2016 Trump victory and the populist nationalist revolt is about a year ahead in Europe than in the United States,” he added.
He also noted that in Italy “what they’ve done today and the last couple of days is they had a right-wing populist party and a left-wing populist party, and they put aside their differences on economics, the old traditional left-right divide and they said we’ll come to form one unity government … and leave aside the traditonal left-right paradigm.” That is a major moment in European history, he said.
Bannon also said that “people are tired of being dictated to by people from Brussels, by a kind of managerial, scientific, engineering elite that’s going to tell them what’s the best way to live their lives.”