Steve Bannon has advised some pretty terrible people during his career. His most famous client, of course, was Donald Trump. But after helping him to the White House, Trump later fired Bannon, saying he cried and begged to keep his job.But according to Michael Wolff, the Conservative might have also worked with someone even worse than the former president. The author alleges that Bannon helped give media training to now deceased former financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Wolff writes that Bannon helped prep Epstein for an interview with 60 Minutes:
“Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s campaign guru and onetime White House adviser. Mr. Bannon is both conducting the interview and coaching Mr. Epstein on the little things, telling him he will come across as stupid if he doesn’t look directly into the camera now and then, and advising him not to share his racist theories on how Black people learn. Mainly, Mr. Bannon tells Mr. Epstein, he should stick to his message, which is that he is not a pedophile. By the end, Mr. Bannon seems impressed.
‘You’re engaging, you’re not threatening, you’re natural, you’re friendly, you don’t look at all creepy, you’re a sympathetic figure,’ he says.”
News: Steve Bannon helped Jeffrey Epstein prepare for a planned TV interview, per @MichaelWolffNYC's new book. Bannon says he was actually compiling footage for a previously unreported documentary https://t.co/oUziEVXfiiSee Also
— Ben Smith (@benyt) September 13, 2021
While Bannon admits that he worked with Epstein he claims that he was actually working on a documentary.
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