White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon was on top form during his Thursday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), calling reporters “the opposition party”.
“If you look at the opposition party, how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition, how they portray the administration, it’s always wrong,” Bannon said.
“If you remember, the campaign, by the media’s description, was the most chaotic, the most disorganized, most unprofessional, had no idea what they were doing. And then you saw [the media] all crying and weeping” on election night.
Bannon, who prior to his White House role was the former head of Breitbart News, knows a thing or two about journalism – but he’s enjoying his new job within the Trump Administration.
Speaking alongside White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, he framed the media as part of a global war against the president’s agenda after Priebus accused the media of taking potshots at Trump over the summer of 2016.