White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, were roasted by the Internet on Thursday after appearing for their first-ever live interview together.
During an interview with Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) organizer Matt Schlapp, Bannon and Priebus tried with mixed results to appear as dear friends who were working together to enact President Trump’s agenda.
The one thing that both men did agree on was their disdain for the media, which Bannon referred to as the “opposition party.”
And while the CPAC audience was receptive, viewers reacting on the Internet were not as kind.
If you look closely you can see Bannon's hand up @Reince's ass.
— Christopher R Walker (@TheLoki47) February 23, 2017
Huge insight: Steve Bannon looks like the guy that stands too close to me while I fold my clothes at the laundromat
— pizza chef (@slow_virus) February 23, 2017
Steve Bannon may be the most misguided, reprehensible human being to ever have a role in the White House. #CPAC
— Troy Montigney (@IndyTroy) February 23, 2017
— Biatris Lasu (@biatrislasu) February 23, 2017
One of Steve Bannon's objectives is "deconstruction of the administrative state"
— LxR (@msrobiinson) February 23, 2017
Priebus and Bannon being forced to name things they like about each other. First time I've seen either of them look uncomfortable lying.
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) February 23, 2017
Of course Bannon is loyal to Trump's agenda…it's Bannon's fucking agenda.
— Sergey Scollan (@sms110850) February 23, 2017
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) February 23, 2017
You can just tell Steve Bannon big dogs the shit out of Preibus in meetings.
— Nick Hackworth (@nickhackworth) February 23, 2017
Pres Bannon's voice is much higher than I imagined. With such deep hatred in his soul, I expected a deeper voice #CPAC2017
— lucky lady (@luckyladymom) February 23, 2017
In case anyone's counting, Priebus has touched Bannon's leg four times during this 18 minute interview
— Olivia Becker (@oliviaLbecker) February 23, 2017
OMG. Steve Bannon and Rience Preibus are scary as HELL. Someone stop them!!!!!!
— Sandy bogart (@sandy_bogart) February 23, 2017
— Naomi's Dad (@djunknowndj) February 23, 2017
Steve Bannon pushing "economic nationalism," which means supporting tariffs, which is about as anti-conservative as it gets. #CPAC2017
— Curtis Jackson (@cjacksonwxyz) February 23, 2017
Steve Bannon looks like those clumps of seaweed that wash up on the shoreline.
— Bae-telgeuse.* (@uncletypewriter) February 23, 2017
Steve Bannon looking like his supply of Aryan children's blood is running low he's got some dark circles
— nah (@caitlin_harperr) February 23, 2017
What is this thing on TV w/ Bannon & Priebus? 'Road Rules: Nuclear Apocalypse' Reunion Show?
— Johnny Killoran (@metroville) February 23, 2017
You can picture Priebus and Bannon at their trial in the Hague.
— Robert Yasumura (@teamyasumura) February 23, 2017
— Mike Denison (@mikd33) February 23, 2017
Bannon is taking Nationalism mainstream right now. The CPAC crowd is eating it up. Man this is scary.
— Andrew Hibbard (@andrewhibbard) February 23, 2017
They're all kumbaya at the racist convention with Bannon. Oh yeah that's called the conservative convention just to make it PC.
— Lenore Barsness (@nokomagiisis) February 23, 2017