Donald Trump's controversial top advisor Steve Bannon said the Trump administration would build an entirely new political movement, one greater than the "Reagan revolution," according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Bannon, the former president of the incendiary Breitbart News, in an exclusive interview with THR laid out his vision of an American focused entirely on jobs, even comparing it to President Andrew Jackson's populism.
"The conservatives are going to go crazy," Bannon said. "I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Ship yards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement."
Earlier this week, Trump picked Bannon as senior counselor and chief strategist to the White House. Trump's decision sparked outrage among Democrats as some believe Bannon's site has been a hub for the "alt-right" movement that has been associated with white nationalism and anti-Semitism.
Bannon told THR that if the Trump White House delivered on its plans it would get "60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote."