Mar 11 2018
"Let them call you racist", he told the crowd. "And history is on our side", he said.
Bannon was himself a high-profile departure from the White House last August and was written off by Trump earlier this year, who named him "sloppy Steve", following the publication in January of incendiary comments attributed to him.
"It cares about one thing: Are you a citizen of the United States of America?"
Bannon, an American nationalist who ran the right-wing Breitbart News, was among Trump's closest aides during the 2016 USA election campaign, the presidential transition and his first months in office.
Speaking today at the conference, leader of the FN, Marine Le Pen, said: "Our individual and collective commitments go towards a cause that is greater than us". His appearance Saturday comes as Marine Le Pen aims to revive the National Front nine months after she was defeated by Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election.
Her speech echoed numerous statements of Donald Trump, the man Bannon helped get elected to the USA presidency. That figure presents a striking contrast with the 34 percent of the popular vote that Le Pen won in the presidential election, and her party can not be labeled the opposition.
The anti-establishment former head of Breitbart News has repeatedly expressed support for Europe's far right movements.
He said that Bannon understood like Trump, Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen that people want to control their own destiny.
Macron won with 66% of the vote vs. 34% for Le Pen, who had threatened to curb immigration and pull France out of the European Union, among other measures.
Steve Bannon: Wear label of 'racist' as a 'badge of honor'
"You fight for your country and they call you racist. Let them call you nativists", he said. "Wear it as a badge of honour because every day we get stronger and they get weaker".
In the presidential election, it appeared this strategy paid off, as Le Pen gained more than 10 million votes (33.9 per cent) in the final round, despite her freakish and catastrophic performance in a debate with Macron, which cost her support.
Bannon then quipped: "We call that fake news".
Le Pen's young and ambitious niece Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, who claims to have withdrawn temporarily from politics, is also biding her time.
Le Pen, running as the only candidate for National Front president, said the changes amount to a "cultural revolution" so the reshaped party can "implant itself, create alliances and govern".
The weekend congress is expected to erase one persistent problem for Le Pen - her unpredictable, bombastic father - by eliminating his title of honorary president-for-life from party statutes.
In French media, Jean-Marie Le Pen - noting that Bannon was widely perceived as the "most radical" of Trump's advisers - cast doubt on the value of his daughter's American guest.
Since taking over the National Front's presidency in 2011, Marine Le Pen has worked to broaden the party's appeal by erasing the footprint of her father, who has multiple convictions for racism and anti-Semitism.
Oil prices edge up on weak dollar ahead of US inventory data
West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures CLc1 were at $62.13 a barrel, down 47 cents, or 0.75 percent. Oil imports in Asia are expected to grow by 3.5 million barrels a day through 2023.
President Trump coming to California, White House confirms
This will be Trump's first visit to the Golden State. "I don't think the president is going to be easily deterred", said Sen. Appearing on the TODAY show this morning, Bishop argued import tariffs could spark a trade war in which "everyone loses".
Nintendo Direct tomorrow, will showcase Switch and 3DS games
There seems to be a third-party port announcement for the Switch in every Nintendo Direct , with Dark Souls being the most recent. And, while you're at, why not share your top ten Nintendo Switch games below and get the conversation going.
Mar 11 2018
Neymar wants Barcelona return - Spanish reports
Real coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday: "Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is reportedly intent on sealing a move back to Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo understand.
Mar 11 2018
Google Maps is turning into 'Mario Kart' today to celebrate Mario Day
For a week starting today, one can replace the regular blue navigation arrow with an image of Mario riding a go kart. So if you unlock the game's premium features through in-app purchase, it will cost you just $4.99 instead of 9.99.
Mar 10 2018
Arendz ready for Paralympic opening ceremonies
The 2018 Games are the largest Winter Paralympics that has ever been hosted, according to the Pyeongchang Paralympic Committee . The South's Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) said Thursday that the two sides made the decision after discussions.
Mar 10 2018
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Gets 7 Years In Prison For Securities Fraud
Justice came for Martin Shkreli . " 'I took down Martin Shkreli with my disgraceful and shameful actions'". The price hike sparked a public backlash that landed him on Capitol Hill , testifying about drug prices.
Mar 09 2018
Klopp explains not resting against Porto: It says everything about Liverpool
Emre Can said after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Porto at Anfield: 'I prefer to not play an English team, but I don't care who'. We feel we can beat any side on our day.
Mar 09 2018
Russian Federation stopped Trump from appointing Romney as Secretary of State
Russia has never used nuclear arms, the Russian leader said, noting that the US did against Japan at the end of World War II. Still, this is a Putin chess move the USA and the West can not afford to ignore.
Mar 08 2018
Dwyane Wade visits students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Wade been among many members of the team who have reached out to the shooting victims since it took place. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on campus meeting with students and teachers.
Mar 08 2018
Another Clinton, Mo officer shot to death while on duty
According to Missouri State Highway patrol, officers were responding to a call at a residence when the shooting took place. At some point in time in that interaction they [police officers] were shot at by the suspect from inside the residence.
Mar 07 2018
Apple eyes high-end headphone market
The company has confronted similar problems with the HomePod during its development, including multiple redesigns. Sources say that Apple has been developing these high-end wireless headphones on-and-off for the past year.
Mar 06 2018
Modi's nationalist party notches win in key Indian state
But the BJP in its pre-election alliance chose Neiphiu Rio's new party and projected him as presumptive chief minister. However, shielding the party president, the Congress party asserted that it is not a crime to visit one's grandmother.
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