Steve Bannon vows to ‘light up’ Mitch McConnell and ‘screw up’ Chinese trade plans

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, has said he intends to “light up” Mitch McConnell, the Republican senate leader.

Mr Bannon also said he was relishing his return to the news website Breitbart because in the White House he had “influence,” but at Breitbart he has “power”.

In an interview with The Economist, Mr Bannon vowed to support President Donald Trump, but also to pursue his agenda of economic nationalism.

He told the magazine: ““We will never turn on him. But we are never going to let him take a decision that hurts him.”