Team Trump may actively avoid all media that mocks them, but there’s just too damn much of it to actually succeed at that.
In a probing interview with 60 Minutes‘ Charlie Rose, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was asked about his incarnation on Saturday Night Live: the Grim Reaper, portrayed by multiple cast members over the course of Season 42.
“There’s this Saturday Night Live image,” Rose said, to which Bannon immediately responded with a knowing look. “It basically shows you as some Svengali,” Rose said.
“Actually the grim reaper,” Bannon offered. “I don’t need the affirmation of the mainstream media. I don’t care what they say. They can call me an anti-Semite. They can call me racist. They call me nativist. You can call me anything you want. Okay? As long as we’re driving this agenda for the working men and women of this country, I am happy.”