TWITTER BANS STEVE BANNON FOR CALLING FOR FAUCI, WRAY BEHEADINGS
Twitter has banned the account of the former Donald Trump adviser and surrogate Steve Bannon after he called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the FBI director, Christopher Wray, and the posting of their heads on pikes outside the White House as a “warning.”
Speaking on his podcast, the War Room, which was distributed in video form on a number of social media outlets, the far-right provocateur appeared to endorse violence against Wray and the US’s most senior infectious diseases expert, Peter Beaumont reported for the Guardian.
“Second term kicks off with firing Wray, firing Fauci … no I actually want to go a step farther but the president is a kind-hearted man and a good man,” Bannon said. “I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put their heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats, you either get with the program or you’re gone.”
Twitter banned Bannon’s War Room account permanently, saying it had suspended the podcast account for violating its policy on the glorification of violence. Bannon is out on bail on fraud charges for duping donors to a fund to build a wall along the border with Mexico.