Bannon attacks reporter as crowd boos

Former Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon joked that politics is becoming more like professional wrestling after he heckled a writer who was booed by the crowd.

Bannon was broadcasting from outside the convention hall at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend when he drew attention to The Bulwark’s Tim Miller in the crowd.

“Hang on. Hang on. Tim, Tim spends a lot of time on Joy-Ann Reid and Chris Hayes, but really, he’s a regular on our favorite show on MSNBC: Morning Mika. Can we give it up for Morning Mika?” Bannon said, jabbing the MSNBC show, “Morning Joe.”

“You may not know this about Tim. But Tim, when I was running Breitbart, Tim and I used to work a lot together,” Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, told the gathered crowd.

“You know why? Tim, before he went to the dark side, was in the quasi-dark side. He was the comms director of the RNC,” he continued as his co-host quipped, “Controlled opposition.”

“Give it up for Tim Miller,” Bannon exclaimed as the anti-Trump writer stepped up to a microphone.

“Oh, and give it up for legitimate President Joe Biden. The legitimate president of the United States,” Miller said as the crowd instantly broke out with boos.

The MSNBC political analyst, who once served as communications director for the Jeb Bush 2016 campaign, quickly handed the microphone back after trying to get a “USA” chant going as he walked away with Bannon still chuckling.

“You see what I love about this? It gets more like WWE every year,” Bannon laughed. “Let’s give it up for Tim Miller.”

Later on social media, Miller shared a partial clip from the moment.

“My attempt to recognize our legitimate president Joe Biden and start a USA chant did not go over well,” he wrote on X.

“Bannon seems to like you. You should find this unsettling,” Sarah Longwell, the publisher of The Bulwark, commented on Miller’s post.

“It is slightly but I think that’s mostly an issue for Bannon and his shrink,” Miller replied.

Last November, Miller and Bannon locked horns over claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, with the discussion centering on former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.

“Wait till the House of Representatives next year, when we have a real J6 committee,” Bannon said,

“Oh, come on,” Miller shot back. “You don’t really believe this sh-t.”

“A hundred percent,” Bannon said, as the two went on to wrangle over the alleged role that former President Donald Trump played in the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

Frieda Powers


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