Steve Bannon retaliates against ‘destructive’ George Bush

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House.

Mr Bannon’s scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a retort to a speech by Mr Bush in New York earlier this week, in which the 43rd president denounced bigotry in American politics in the era of Donald Trump and warned that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity.

But Mr Bannon, speaking to a capacity crowd at a California Republican Party convention, said Mr Bush had embarrassed himself and didn’t know what he was talking about.

He called the “permanent political class” one of the great dangers faced by the country.