Steve Bannon, CEO of the far-right news media outlet 'Breitbart' and former chief strategist of US President Donald Trump, gave a speech today in Anaheim, California at the invitation of California Republicans.
Bannon started his speech by making fun of former US President George W. Bush's speech 2 days ago in which he among other things praised globalization and indirectly criticized President Trump.
According to Bannon, Bush "embarrassed himself" with his speech and "didn't understand anything he was talking about." Bannon jokingly remarked that Bush didn't know whether he was "coming or going" just like "during his presidency."
Bannon went on to call Bush's presidency the "most destructive one in the history of the United States."
Bannon afterwards spent most of his speech on specifically warning Californians on some of the, according to him, "dangerous developments" in the state.
Bannon likened present-day California to South Carolina in the 1830s, when the state, supposedly like California today, tried to "pick and choose the laws they want" and then threatened to leave the United States when they didn't get what they wanted.
Bannon warned that California is already a "sanctuary state" and by Bannon's estimate, Leftists as well as Silicon Valley executives in California will try to secede from the United States in "about 15 to 20 years."
Bannon called on the present Republicans to "start winning" in California to prevent this potential future secession, before it's "too late."
Bannon also criticized Silicon Valley and specifically Google and Twitter for, according to him, "systematically suppressing Conservative voices" on the internet.
Outside the building of the Republican event in Anaheim, hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest Steve Bannon's appearance due to him, according to them, being a racist and enabler of white nationalism and supremacy.
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