Steve Bannon predicted “essentially there will be riots” days before the 2020 election, but he thought it would be led by “Antifa,” according to leaked audio.

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  • In October 2020, Steve Bannon predicted that there would be “riots” in the aftermath of the election.

  • mother jones This week, he released a leaked audio transcript of Bannon meditating on violence.

  • Bannon said he believed it was ‘Antifa’ that started the riots, but it never happened.

Just days before the 2020 election, Steve Bannon predicted that the election would spark political violence. According to leaked audio obtained by Mother Jones. But the former Trump aide in his prophecy mistakenly identified the ultimate culprits who would lead the most infamous US post-election riots.

An audio clip recorded during a meeting with Bannon and his associates on October 31, 2020, Obtained by Mother Jones Earlier this year. The nearly hour-long recording captured Bannon accurately predicting Trump’s election-night tactics in hastily declaring the winner despite elections underway across the country.

“All Trump is going to do is just declare victory, right? He will declare victory. But that doesn’t mean he’s the winner,” Bannon laughs in the clip. Said. “He’s going to say he’s the winner.”

Mother Jones released this week full transcript Audio recordings reveal that Bannon made another partially accurate prediction during the meeting before the election.

“Remember, this is going to be a very crazy night,” Bannon said of election night, according to Mother Jones. This is where Tifa’s guys are coming.”

The hotel Bannon mentioned was apparently near the Treasury Department and the White House.

“They think 20,000 to 25,000 Antifa will surround the White House, especially if Trump leaves,” Bannon said, noting who “they” were referring to. did not reveal.

Antifa is an abbreviation for “anti-fascist”. A leaderless, non-hierarchical organization that has existed for decades. During his presidency, Trump often yelled out Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about far-left extremists.

Bannon’s predictions, while eerily accurate in assessing an overtly violent post-election nation, ultimately hit the mark. Political Violence in D.C. Not Left-wing Extremists, Efforts to Prevent President Joe Biden from Recognizing Victory, Besieged the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Meanwhile, Steve Bannon was found Convicted last month of criminal contempt of Congress In connection with his refusal to cooperate with a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots.

A lawyer for Bannon did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.

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