Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has taken a starring role in Brazil’s increasingly antagonistic presidential election, with opponents of Jair Bolsonaro flagging up the far-right frontrunner’s links to the “democracy-sabotaging” North American nationalist. A campaign advert for Bolsonaro’s leftwing rival, Fernando Haddad, that was released on Tuesday night highlighted the ties between the Trump-praising Brazilian populist and the man Time magazine has called “The Great Manipulator”. “Do you really know who Bolsonaro is? Do you know who supports him?” a narrator asks viewers before responding: “Steve Bannon.” “Steve Bannon is accused of sabotaging democratic regimes around the world. He uses fake news to spread fear and violence to win elections,” the narrator continues. “Bannon is a specialist in spreading terror around the world. Bolsonaro has spent the last 30 years doing … [Read more...] about Rival’s advert plays up Jair Bolsonaro’s links with Steve Bannon
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For President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon, the invitation to headline the New Yorker festival next month must have been a high point in an otherwise rough year. In August 2017, six months after he had glowered from the cover of Time magazine alongside the headline “The great manipulator”, Bannon lost his White House job. In January this year he lost his position at the helm of the alt-right website Breitbart and the patronage of the rich and powerful Mercer family. Granted, the New Yorker might be the apotheosis of what Bannon terms the globalist, opposition party media, but an interview with the editor David Remnick would cement the idea that the 64-year-old propagandist film-maker and former naval officer and investment banker is neither a political has-been nor simply a right-wing attack dog, but rather an influential thinker whose ideas should be interrogated by one of the most respected journalists in America. As it was, on 4 September … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightWhat Steve Bannon really believes in
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO - Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon gestures as he speaks during a conference of Swiss weekly magazine Die Weltwoche in Zurich, Switzerland, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Moritz Hager Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned as foreign minister on Monday over May’s strategy which he said was killing the “Brexit dream” with self-doubt. “Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities – I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time,” Bannon, Trump’s former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying. May’s government was rattled by the departures of Johnson and her chief … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon says
STEVE Bannon is a former banker who served on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign and then in the White House before leaving in late 2017.. But who is he, why did he leave Breitbart, and why is he in Donald Trump's bad books? Here's his story... Who is Stephen Bannon? Stephen Bannon has been described as the "most dangerous political operative in America". The 64-year-old was born into a poor family in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1953. He signed up for the Navy after leaving college and spent four years at sea aboard a destroyer. After leaving the Navy, Bannon attended Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA, before landing a job at Goldman Sachs. He left the company in 1990 and started up Bannon & Co - a boutique investment bank specialising in media. His company ended up working on MGM’s studio financing, and handling the acquisitions when Polygram Records moved into the film business. He also ended up with a share in Seinfeld and produced films including Anthony … [Read more...] about Who is Steve Bannon, what’s the former White House chief strategist’s net worth and why did he leave Breitbart?
Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has been named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2018. Described as “refreshing” and as a “pioneer” in a profile written by historian Niall Ferguson, she is tipped as a possible future prime minister. “The party’s resurrection—it won 31 seats in the Scottish Parliament in 2016 and 29 per cent of the Scottish vote in last year’s U.K. general election—owes much to the refreshing, rambunctious style of Ruth Davidson,” it says. Read more Ruth Davidson: Scottish Tory leader hints at future Westminster bid Davidson: Brexit deal for Northern Ireland would 'unravel entire UK' Davidson warns against special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland Ruth Davidson says it's time to 'clean out the stables' at Westminster “An opponent of both Scottish independence and Brexit, Davidson stands out as a … [Read more...] about Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson named in Time’s 100 most influential people of 2018 list