Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon encouraged members of France’s far-right National Front party on Saturday to embrace backlash to their positions as “a badge of honor.”
“Let them call you racists, let them call you xenophobes, let them call you nativists, wear it as a badge of honor,” Bannon told members of the anti-mass immigration party in video published by The Washington Post.
Bannon spoke at the National Front’s annual convention in the French city of Lille after traveling through Europe in recent weeks for meetings with populist leaders of various parties. From his travels, Bannon said he is now certain “history is on our side.”
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