Brussels.- The right-wing adviser said this will then pave the way for the re-election of Donald Trump in the U.S. and Marine Le Pen's ascent to power in France.
The European parliamentary elections will held in the coming days, from May 23rd to the 26th, with France taking place on May 26. In an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, the politician under investigation over his role in Trump's campaign in 2016 said that while French President Emmanuel Macron's election had stopped the "populist movement of insurrection" launched in the U.S., polls would see Europe's populist parties take over the parliament.
Nathalie Loiseau, the lead candidate for Macron's party "Republic on the Move," said it was clear that Bannon was seeking to interfere in the EU polls and destroy the bloc which she said was seen as "an unpleasant competitor." She added that the far-right National Rally were utilizing tactics straight out of Bannon's playbook, such as "disinformation, lies, unleashing words as long as it goes through."
Le Pen's far-right National Rally, polling neck-and-neck with Macron's party, is billing the vote as a referendum on his first two years in office. Bannon told Le Parisien that French politics would be reset, if Macron's party failed to top the May 26 polls.
And if the far-right won more than 30% of the vote, Bannon added, it would give momentum for Trump's 2020 campaign. (RHC)