Donald Trump’s former political adviser called for the dismissal of the chief scientific officer in the fight against coronavirus in the United States and also of FBI director Christopher Wray
This time Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump and one of the fathers of populism that has traveled half the world, has gone too far for YouTube. The video platform online has deleted this Friday the last installment of his program War room pandemic in which Bannon calls for the dismissal of Anthony Fauci, the most reputable infectious disease expert in the United States, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Later, the populist strategist goes so far as to say that “he would put his heads [de Fauci y Wray] in spades “as a warning to” federal bureaucrats. “
“I would like to go back to those earlier days of Tudor England, I would put heads on pikes, right, I would put them in the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats,” Bannon declared while speaking with the other program host, Jack Maxey. YouTube’s response was swift. “We removed this video for violating our policy against incitement to violence,” said the platform’s spokesman, Alex Joseph. For his part, the network social Twitter has decided to cancel “at least for a week”, Bannon’s account because it considers that “he has violated” the rules of the use of this network.
Steve Bannon became one of the most trusted men of the current president of the United States. He was first his campaign manager in the 2016 presidential election, and then he became his adviser in the White House. In 2018 he left the United States to settle in Italy, with the purpose of exporting Trump’s populist success to the Old Continent. From Rome he created The Movement, a platform that seeks to bring together all the populist parties in Europe for the European elections. But the ideological experiment did not turn out as well as he hoped after the fall from grace of his great European populist bet, Matteo Salvini. Last August, Bannon was arrested on charges of defrauding donors of a campaign online fundraising for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico promised by President Trump. He was eventually released on bail.
On the other hand, epidemiologist Anthony Fauci has long received the attacks of the president of the country. “People are fed up with Fauci and all those idiots,” said Donald Trump last month in reference to the experts who warn and again about the need to take covid-19 seriously. On that occasion, this strong accusation was drawn from a call from Trump with his campaign staff and the audio was leaked to the media. Then he says that Fauci is “a good guy” but that he has been in the Administration for “500 years”. Fauci has been the head of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases since 1984.