Steve Bannon delivered a “fire and brimstone” speech to ex-Trump officials last week in which he predicted a landslide victory in next year’s midterm elections, as well as a triumph in 2024 that will see Donald Trump back in the White House.
The former Trump campaign manager and senior White House aide gathered GOP agents at a social club in Washington, DC, and vowed to retake the reins of government.
He predicted that Trump would retake the presidency in 2024, four years after losing the presidential election to Joe Biden.
“If you want to take over and tear down the administrative state, you have to have shock troops ready to take it over immediately,” Bannon said. NBC News.
“I gave them fire and brimstone.”
Bannon said Trump’s agenda was sabotaged by the slow, bureaucratic process it took to fill some 4,000 jobs in various federal agencies.
Steve Bannon delivered a “fire and brimstone” speech to ex-Trump officials last week, predicting a landslide victory in next year’s midterm elections, as well as a 2024 triumph that will see Donald Trump back in the White House.
Bannon (seen above with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in January 2017) served as Trump’s campaign manager before becoming senior adviser to the president
He also lamented the long time it takes for newly appointed officials in the capital to learn the ropes.
Republicans hope to change that now by preparing a large pool of GOP political appointees who will be ready to fill the slots and act from the first few weeks of what he hopes will be a second Trump administration.
The Association of Republican Presidential Appointees, the group that invited Bannon to speak, was formed to do just that.
“There are so many statutes and regulations, as well as agency and department policies, that it can be very overwhelming when you first walk in,” said Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, one of the group’s organizers.
“This is an organization with a very narrow, clear, and much-needed purpose, and once it’s up and running, I think it could do a lot of good, not just for the Republican Party, but for the country.”
During his tenure, Trump often complained about the “deep state” – the career officials who have worked in the federal government in previous administrations.
Bannon told NBC News he wants GOP agents to be ready to perform their duties in the federal bureaucracy immediately after the next Republican takes office.
Above all, he wants a review of civil service jobs that don’t require Senate confirmation.
“We’re going to have a stunning win in 2022, and that’s just the prelude to a stunning win in 2024, and this time we’ll be ready — and have a MAGA perspective, MAGA policy, not the standard Republican policy,” he said.
“MAGA” is the acronym for “Make America Great Again,” the campaign slogan Trump used during his successful run for the Republican nomination and presidency.
While Trump has not officially stated his intention to run for a second term in 2024, he has made recent statements that strongly indicate that it is a foregone conclusion that the most popular member of the Republican Party will once again run for the White House.
Trump made a comment last month in a phone interview ahead of a rally in Perry, Georgia to support his choices in key Republican primaries.
Polls also show that most Republicans agree with Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election, won by Democrat Joe Biden, was full of fraud. President Biden can be seen above in Washington, DC, on Saturday
Asked by Real America’s Voice host David Brody what could be stopping him from running again, Trump replied, “Well, I don’t — I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?”
‘Things happen. God makes them happen,” he added. “But I feel so good.”
Trump, a hugely polarizing figure who was impeached twice while in office, has made little secret of his ambitions to retake the White House.
But has avoided declaring his candidacy outright, probably to the director that it is best to be an official candidate for as short a time as possible.
His grip on the Republican Party remains firm.
Last month, a poll of registered Republicans showed that nearly 6 in 10 want Trump on the ballot by 2024.
No other potential GOP candidate – including former Vice President Mike Pence; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis; former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley; and Florida Senator Marco Rubio — comes close, according to The hill.
Polls also show that most Republicans agree with Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election, won by Democrat Joe Biden, was full of fraud.