Donald Trump strategist Stephen Bannon tells US media to keep mouth shut
The new reprimand clearly suggests that there won't be any stop in the administration's war against the US media, which has exposed the business tycoon over his allegedly cooked up facts
The newly sworn-in US President Donald Trump's top advisor had ordered the mainstream media to "keep it's mouth shut" as he described them as the new administration's "opposition", and thereby giving a boost to the ongoing feud with the media.
Stephen K Bannon, Chief White House Strategist for the Republican, said the media should now keep quiet after being "humiliated" by the results of the November presidential election which was won by Trump.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Bannon said.
“I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the US,” he added.
The new reprimand clearly suggests that there won't be a stop in the administration's war against the US media, which has exposed the business tycoon over his deviated statements and allegedly cooked up facts.
Bannon, who was part of Trump' successful election campaign said the elite media got it all wrong when covering his campaign. He was formerly part of Breitbart, a conservative, alt-right news outlet.
"The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 per cent dead wrong,” he said, calling it “a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.”
“The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign,” Bannon added.
“Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: they were outright activists of the Clinton campaign. You were humiliated,” he also alleged.
“The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work. You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media is the opposition party,” he said.
“The paper of record for our beloved republic, The New York Times, should be absolutely ashamed and humiliated. They got it 100 per cent wrong,” Bannon added in a hard demeanour.