CNN contributor Steve Cortes joined Stephen K. Bannon and Raheem Kassam on Episode 47 of War Room: Impeachment – the two hour caller special – to discuss his recent opinion piece in Real Clear Politics: ‘‘Trump Backers Aren’t a Cult, But We Are the Outsiders.’

“Mainstream media is starting to call us a cult,” Cortes told the War Room, explaining how they use “politics of vilification [to] make us seem as though we are somehow mentally unwell.” 

Cortes says the media makes it appear as though Trump supporters are “falling for something that’s a cult rather than a political movement.”

He further explains the title of his op-ed comes from S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders. “We are the outsiders, be proud,” Cortes says. “[We are] the deplorables, the irredeemables.”