Former White House aide Steve Bannon criticized Fox News host Sean Hannity for speculating that former President Trump, should he be re-elected in 2024, would behave autocratically.
“Sean Hannity actually thought he was helping Trump. Even to ask that question shows you’re an idiot. And we don’t have time for idiots, bro. This is a war, and we don’t have time for sunshine patriots and this nonsense.” Bannon said on his ‘War Room’ podcast.
Tuesday evening, during a town hall meeting with Trump in Iowa, Hannity repeatedly questioned the former president on recent media reports that warned of a more authoritarian style of leadership should he be re-elected.
“To be clear, do you in any way have any plans whatsoever, if reelected president, to abuse power, to break the law, to use the government to go after people?” Hannity asked.
“Except for day one. we’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that, I’m not a dictator.” Trump said in response.
Bannon has frequently criticized the coverage of Trump by Fox and the Murdoch family, the cable news conglomerate’s owners.