Trump comes to Bannon's defense, says contempt prosecution proof 'USA is a radicalized mess'

Former president suggests ex-adviser being treated tougher than China and Russia.

Updated: November 14, 2021 - 10:03am

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday came to the defense of Steve Bannon, suggesting the Biden Justice Department's prosecution of his ex-adviser on contempt of Congress charges was evidence that America is a "radicalized mess."

"This Country has perhaps never done to anyone what they have done to Steve Bannon and they are looking to do it to others, also," Trump said, making a likely reference to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who also has been threatened with contempt charges if he doesn't cooperate with the House investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

The 45th president suggested his former advisers were being treated more harshly than American adversaries like China and Russia.

"If they would be so tough with China, Russia, and the world, who no longer respects us, maybe our Country would not be failing at a level at which we have never seen before," he said.

"We never talk about making our Country great, and it is now heading in an unthinkable direction with the Afghanistan withdrawal, open Borders, Inflation, Woke everything, and so much more. The USA is a radicalized mess!" 

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