Conservative podcaster Steve Bannon on Monday vowed not to back down in promoting a racist conspiracy theory that was allegedly cited by suspected Buffalo gunman Payton Gendron.
On his daily War Room: Pandemic podcast, Bannon insisted reports about the "replacement theory" were meant to distract the public.
"Of course, all of the morning shows are all over Tucker Carlson and a few others about the replacement theory," Bannon complained. "They seem to miss the point. And here's what we're not going to back off on. For people who have followed this show from day one, we are inclusive nationalists. Right?"
"OK? So, this is not about race," he continued. "This is about American citizenship! This is about the value of your citizens."
Bannon said that he was "not backing off one inch" despite the shooting.
"This is why we're going to take over every elections board in the nation," he remarked. "This is why we're going to take over every medical board in this nation. This is why we're going to take over state legislatures and D.A.s and attorney generals [sic] and secretaries of state and governors. And we're not going to stop. We are ascendant!"
Bannon has previously cited the 1973 French book "The Camp of the Saints," according to the Huffington Post, which described the novel as a "stunningly racist novel" about migrants who overthrow white Western society.
"Bannon has recommended the book as a dystopian warning," The Daily Beast reported last year.
Larry Rosenthal, the chair and lead researcher of the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, told ABC News this week that the French novel helped to popularize “replacement theory."
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