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Steve BannonFormer Trump strategist Steve Bannon speaks in Prague, Czech Republic - 22 May 2018Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon attends a discussion meeting with Lanny Davis, former stragegist of Hillary Clinton (unseen) in Prague, Czech Republic, 22 May 2018. Reports state that both spoke about US developments.

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Since being booted from the White House and pushed out of Breitbart, Steve Bannon has devoted his time to boosting candidates like Roy Moore and, apparently, producing a new film, Trump @ War. President Trump’s former chief strategist debuted the trailer for his forthcoming “documentary” on Axios Thursday morning.

The clip features cameos from fellow ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowksi, ex-White House aide Sebastian Gorka, Fox News’ Pete Hegseth and ex-Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam, as well as footage of Antifa violence spliced with sound bites from Democrats like Tim Kaine, Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.

 

According to Axios, the film, “part of a drive by Bannon to galvanize Republicans to embrace the midterms” is “designed to portray Trump supporters as being under siege — complete with clips of CNN’s Don Lemon, and footage of a Make America Great Again hat being burned.”

It appears, also, to be part of an effort to rekindle Bannon’s lost friendship with the president. (The pair fell out after the publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, in which Bannon is quoted as saying, among other things, that federal prosecutors were going to “crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV.”)

In an interview with the outlet, Bannon reportedly asked, “How jacked do we think Trump will be when he sees this?” (Sadly, according to Axios, “Trump still hates ‘Sloppy Steve’ and thinks he tries to steal his limelight.”)

The film is being produced by Bannon’s production company, Victory Films. (Its motto “Vincit qui se vincit” is, incidentally, also the motto of the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.) Victory Films’ previous credits include the Sarah Palin documentary, The Undefeated, written and directed by Bannon and released in 2011. The film has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Trump @ War is set to premiere on September 9th to coincide, Bannon explained, with “the second anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s [‘Deplorables’] remark.” He’s planning a day-long “deplorables” conference in New York on the same date.

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