In an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures,” former top White House adviser Steve Bannon told host Maria Bartiromo that he believes support for democracy and freedom is rising in the Middle East and Asia because of the Trump doctrine.
In Iran, anti-government protests erupted at Iranian universities across the country on Saturday in response to Iran’s admission that it unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane killing all 176 on board.
In Taiwan, voters celebrated as the island’s pro-democracy leader, Tsai Ing-wen, was reelected as president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signaled strong support for her tough stance against China among voters determined to defend their democratic way of life.
In Hong Kong, protesters hold up the American flag as they fight for freedom. In fact, in November, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong expressed thanks for President Trump holding up a picture of him as the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. The “Thanksgiving Rally,” held after Trump approved legislation that authorized sanctions against human rights violators in China, also included people wearing the American flag and singing the national anthem.
“This is the Trump doctrine whether it’s in Hong Kong, the ballot box in Taiwan, in the streets of Tehran, freedom and democracy,” Bannon said.