After being “swatted” for a second time by police, Steve Bannon has claimed the president is trying to stir up would-be assassins
Steve Bannon, a former aide to Donald Trump, has charged US President Joe Biden with trying to incite hatred against his political foes to make them kill him. After being interviewed by Bannon, he made these comments. “swatted” – his home was stormed by heavily armed police based on a false report – for the second time this summer.
“The White House is trying to use this type of violence,” Bannon told the UK’s Daily Mail on Friday, one day after Biden vilified supporters of former President Donald Trump as “extremists”These are the people who could destroy American democracy. “They’re stirring up unstable people on the far left to do this.”
Police in Washington were called to Bannon’s home on a false report on Thursday evening, just minutes before Biden began his scathing primetime speech. Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre condemned those who don’t agree with the American majority as “extreme.”Biden last week compared the “Make America Great Again” philosophy of Trump’s supporters to “semi-fascism”And the accused “MAGA Republicans”Posing “a threat to our very democracy.”
“This is 100% triggered by the White House – the White House spokeswoman earlier that day, Biden’s announcements over the last couple of days,” said Bannon, formerly chief White House strategist and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign CEO. The swatting phone calls, he said, were “very specific”These were meant to make it easier for police officers to use them “deadly force.”
Bannon broadcasts normally his views. “War Room” radio show from his home, wasn’t there during the latest swatting incident. After a caller reported that someone had called and said that there was a gunman inside, police entered his home to retaliate.
Marjorie Taylor Greene (US Representative) was another top Biden critic. A caller reported falsely that a man had died in her Georgia bathtub. After hearing loud knocks from outside and seeing lights and people, she opened her front door to the police and pulled out guns. The caller who made the false report later claimed to be angry about Greene’s opposition to child sex-change operations and admitted wanting to “swat” her.
Multiple deaths have been caused by swapping calls in the US. Police in Kansas killed a man who called 911 to report that the victim had reported that his father had been shot and held family members hostage.
“What happened to [Greene] and myself is, they’re trying to get us assassinated by using law enforcement,” Bannon said. He added that would-be assassins could use other methods to target Biden’s enemies. “Biden is stirring up his most unstable and radical element to use any means necessary to physically harm or suppress dissenting voices.”
Bannon nevertheless pledged to continue pushing for conservative causes. “I’m never going to stop, so they’ll have to kill me first.”