Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K Bannon has poured scorn on France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel as the “Ken and Barbie” of globalism.
Speaking to Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam on Breitbart News Saturday, the former White House Chief Strategist contrasted the globalist vision of the two Europeans with the economic nationalism advocated by President Trump.
“I think economic nationalism is what binds us together,” Bannon explained. “It doesn’t matter your race, it doesn’t matter your ethnicity, it doesn’t matter your religion, it doesn’t matter your skin colour, it doesn’t matter your gender, it doesn’t matter your sexual preference — what matters is, are you a citizen of the American Republic? And if you are, you’re going to get preference.”
Bannon observed that citizens have “many obligations and duties” to their countries, and that, consequently, national leaders have an obligation to put them first.
“When it comes to jobs, we’re going to protect our borders, we’re going to stop the amount of illegal immigration coming into the country … and by that way, make more opportunities for American citizens,” he asserted.
“And when President Trump talks about this throughout the world, he also emphasises that other countries should have their leaders put their nations first, so I think economic nationalism is a very positive thing throughout the world.”
Trump More Popular Than ‘Establishment’ Euro Leaders Merkel and Macron https://t.co/EN5y2FzuOc
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) November 20, 2017
Bannon and Kassam rubbished the media narrative of a public turn back to globalism following the victories of Trump in the United States and the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom.
“Let’s take Macron, and let’s take Merkel, who are held up as these titans of globalism, who are held up as the Ken and Barbie of the party of Davos,” he said.
“They’re extremely unpopular. Merkel just had a horrific election,” he reminded listeners — predicting that the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) would have performed even better had it been able to purge itself of Neo-Nazi entryists more thoroughly.
“Merkel can’t even put together a government, and is really teetering this weekend … they may have to have another election.”
The German Chancellor was styled the new leader of the free world by Hillary Clinton after her own failure to take the White House, among other left-liberal politicians and commentators — and her election disaster left many with egg on their face.
“The relationship with Merkel will be fantastic! [Macron] will be the son she never had; she will be his mother.” https://t.co/E6cpll2Eyf
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 16, 2017
The election of new boy Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, was supposed to represent the tide turning against the conservative insurgencies overtaking the establishment — but weakness on terrorism and radical Islam, along with bizarre pronouncements of intention to govern like a Roman god have rapidly alienated voters.
Bannon was scathing, appraising the Frenchman as “incredibly vapid” and highlighting the fact that his approval ratings are down in the “high twenties”.
Listen to the full interview below: