Published on
by

'A Badge of Honor': Steve Bannon Tells National Front in France, 'Let Them Call You Racists'

"Let them call you racists. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor," says President Trump's former top strategist

"Let them call you racists," Steve Bannon told the audience at the Nation Front Party's national conference in Lille on Saturday. "Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor... because every day we get stronger and they get weaker." (Photo: Philippe Hugeun/AFP/Getty)

President Donald Trump's former top political advisor Steve Bannon had some choice bit of advice for members of France's far-right National Front Party on Saturday as he told them they embrace those who criticize them as racists and xenophobes and where those charges as a "badge of honor" as opposed to something to deny or defend against.

"Let them call you racists," Bannon told the audience at the party's national conference in Lille. "Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor... because every day we get stronger and they get weaker."

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

The media landscape is changing fast

Our news team is changing too as we work hard to bring you the news that matters most.

Change is coming. And we've got it covered.

Via CNN:

Bannon also told the crowd they should recognize that they are part of something bigger than themselves—part of a global movement of similar-minded people. "And history," he said, "is on our side."

We want a more open and sharing world.

That's why our content is free. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported.

All of our original content is published under Creative Commons—allowing (and encouraging) our articles to be republished freely anywhere. In addition to the traffic and reach our content generates on our site, the multiplying impact of our work is huge and growing as our articles flourish across the Internet and are republished by other large and small online and print outlets around the world.

Several times a year we run brief campaigns to ask our readers to pitch in—and thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Our 2019 Mid-Year Campaign is underway. Can you help? We can't do it without you.

Share This Article