Democrats should stop attacking Stephen Bannon and suck it up, says political commentator

'Stephen Bannon has been demonised by the media', says political commentator

Stephen Bannon

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stephen Bannon has been demonised by the media and the Democrats just need to accept the election result, according to a political commentator. 

Bannon, a former executive chairman at conservative news outlet Breitbart, has been appointed as Donald Trump's chief strategist. He was also a chief executive in Trump's election campaign.

The appointment has been hailed by the Ku Klux Klan and received a firestorm of protest from people claiming that Bannon is a messenger of hate. However David Vance, who claims to be familiar with Bannon's work, told Sam Delaney the criticism has been way overblown.

"Stephen Bannon is a guy who I have a lot of respect for, who has been instantly demonised [by the media]," Vance said.

“The Democrats can’t get over the fact Trump beat them," he added. "“They need to get over themselves and suck it up."

He also believes: "What we’re going to see in the next couple days is the likes of Rudy Giuliani, a really qualified guy, becoming secretary of state."

Listen to the full interview above