Mitch McConnell is Steve Bannon's top priority: 'I'm going to light him up'
|Bannon will focus his energy on McConnell, who has failed to make progress on Trump's GOP healthcare, filibuster, and tax reform agendas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)|
President Trump's recently removed chief strategist Steve Bannon has vowed to paint a target on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a report Friday evening.
"Mitch McConnell, I'm going to light him up," Bannon told the Economist.
While Trump has been unsuccessfully trying to motivate the senator from Kentucky to take action on his policy agenda, the chairman of Breitbart News is taking a different approach to getting McConnell to cooperate with the White House.
"In the White House I had influence ... At Breitbart, I had power," Bannon repeatedly told the Economist reporter.
Bannon left his West Wing job earlier this month and promised he would fight for his former boss.
"We will never turn on him. But we are never going to let him take a decision that hurts him," Bannon said.
Bannon will focus his energy on McConnell, who has failed to make progress on Trump's GOP healthcare, filibuster, and tax reform agendas. He spoke of other plans to take on China, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street — all of which are no longer acting in the interests of the American people, according to Bannon.