Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon urged Italy’s inside minister to assault Pope Francis as regards to migration, in accordance to a Saturday report throughout the Guardian newspaper.
Bannon reportedly gave the advice in April 2016 in Washington, DC, telling Matteo Salvini that Italy’s anti-immigration League get collectively ought to objective the pope over his vocal help of migrants.
“Bannon advised Salvini himself that the actual pope is a sort of enemy. He suggested for sure to attack, frontally,” a excessive League insider instructed web page SourceMaterial, in accordance to the Guardian.
Salvini grew to turn out to be further essential of the pope after the meeting, the newspaper reported, pointing to a May 2016 tweet throughout which the official acknowledged, “The pope says migrants are not a danger. Whatever!”
In addition to supporting migrants, Francis has criticized nationalist actions across the globe.
“He’s the administrator of the church, and he’s also a politician,” Bannon instructed NBC News earlier this week. “This is the problem … He’s constantly putting all the faults in the world on the populist nationalist movement.”
Since leaving his submit as White House chief strategist in 2017, Bannon reportedly has sought to help right-wing actions in Europe.