STEVE Bannon has said he is “ecstatic” that our working-class hero Tommy Robinson has been released from prison and has described him as a “force of nature” like Kanye West.
The people’s populist hero who propelled Trump to the White House spoke to The Sunday Times.
Bannon, who has called Robinson “the backbone” of Britain, caused fury last month when he clashed with the radio station LBC’s political editor, Theo Usherwood, who challenged him over his support for the jailed activist.
Bannon defended his remarks, saying Robinson, who was freed from Prison earlier this month said he “should never have been locked up”.
Our Tommy faces a fresh court appearance over claims he committed an offence by doing a Facebook Live from outside Leeds Crown Court.
“That’s why I told LBC that, and they all jumped up and down like babies live on air to insist he was guilty,” Bannon said.
“We didn’t know at the time he was guilty. That’s the whole point. Now he’s won his appeal and no one in the press is apologising for the way they treated him.”
“Tommy is not just a guy but a movement in and of himself now,” said Bannon. “He represents the working class and channels a lot of the frustration of everyday, blue-collar Britons . . . He is a force of nature — like Kanye [West] — not built to be managed.”