On Episode 72 of War Room: Impeachment, Stephen K. Bannon and Raheem Kassam discussed the multitude of parallels between the United States and United Kingdom, particularly each nation’s working class and most recent general election.

Bannon began by explaining: “Political ideas are now like capital market. And capital markets- if it starts in Singapore, it goes to the city of London, it heads up [to]  Wall Street at a very good time. Ideas now move very quickly because of modern communication. The same thing in politics.”

He then elaborated on the political parallels between the two nations over the last decade:

“[Raheem and I have] said for the many years we’ve worked with each other, and the reason we worked together and set up Breitbart London was the fact there was something happening. Not just in Europe, but something happening in the UK in 2013, in 2014 that was a harbinger for things to come.”

“When you showed me this guy named Nigel Farage,” Bannon said to his co-host Kassam, “that was wandering around in the spring of ‘14 in this thing called the European parliamentary elections, I could see the connection to the Tea Party in 2010. They were absolutely the same, the rallies were the same, all of that.”

“People forget, and this is what’s important to remember: in 2017, when the Democrats had this momentum building up for ‘18, the world was looking at Jeremy Corbyn. The whole world thought the Corbynistas and Corbyn was the future. This is what was going to take Trump out, this is what was going to take Nigel Farage out. This whole thing was a movement and now it’s shattered, it has been crushed in the United Kingdom.”

“And that’s some of the craziness I think you’re seeing of these center Democrats who understand they’ve allowed this thing to be radicalized, they’ve now let these people get out of control and try to impeach Trump on this. If you’re going to impeach a guy, bring high crimes and misdemeanors, bring treason, bring extortion, bring bribery – hardwire it to the Constitution. If you’ve got that, then he should be removed from office.”

“This what I want to say about Pelosi: how do you impeach him one day and do USCMA the next? He’s either the devil, or he’s not the devil. When you bring impeachment he’s either got to be removed from office…or he’s not. Trump’s hit another meme here: the impeachment-lite. I think that what’s happened in the Labour Party and the liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom and what’s happened in the Democratic party [in the United States] are very analogous.”

Kassam continued Bannon’s thought:

“Look at what happened immediately after the British general election this week. Jeremy Corbyn writes an article for the Guardian. It says: ‘we won the argument.’ What did Hillary Clinton say six months ago? ‘I could beat him again.’ They really do have this derangement about them. They think they won. They think they won and that they were cheated somehow out of office.”

“The other meme coming out of Britain this week is: ‘how dare the working classes betray Labour, betray the Labour movement’… You have all these luvvies: Hugh Grant went door to door, he lost. In every single seat he supported the candidate, that candidate lost. But you’ve not got people out on the streets of London in Westminster screaming: ‘not my prime minister, not my prime minister!’ It reminds me of 2016 over here.”

“And then these young, wealthy people, these millennials who come from pretty well-off backgrounds, they are saying to cameras: ‘how could the working classes vote conservative? It’s disgusting.’ They are calling the working classes who they pretended to represent for decades upon decades disgusting.”

Bannon specifically discussed the parallel of the working class in the two nations: “Dominic Cummings did these focus groups in Birmingham and Manchester… These people had been Labour Party members for their entire lives. Not one person in these focus groups were going to vote for Corbyn.”

“Here’s the important thing,” Bannon highlighted, “it’s not that they detest him personally…everyone said, ‘I hear what he says, and I want to know how he’s going to pay for it.’ That is exactly what working class Democrats in this country say: ‘I’ve heard about the Green New Deal, I’ve heard about universal healthcare, medicare for all, I’ve heard about paying for [the healthcare of illegal aliens]. I don’t have a lot, but I’ve got something and it’s expanding under Trump. And these people are coming in with these crazy ideas with no earthly idea how to finance it. How are you going to pay for it?’”

“That shows you working class people have a sense of reality of what’s happening. They’re going to ask detailed questions. And the more details they get – substance, substance, substance – the more they’re going to back Trump.”

Kassam added: “People are finally getting the joke, that there isn’t such a thing as the government’s money. They are finally getting the idea. America sneezed in 2010 with the Tea Party, and the whole world caught the cold in terms of the fight back against big, burdensome government and the tax stuff. And it’s taken longer for the working classes to get that, because they masquerade it in the United Kingdom under the tax system.”

“This is why the air has come out a little bit of Elizabeth Warren’s balloon,” Bannon explained. People when start asking the question ‘how are you going to pay for this,’ all of the sudden it starts to come down.”

“For the Democratic Party the toxic mix of socialism and antisemitism is a loser. Middle class people and working class people are not going to support that. And that’s what I think the lesson is for 2020… I think you’re seeing in the last two weeks the massive predicate and pivot to 2020.”

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