Steve Bannon’s alleged use of “Confederate code words” referring to former President Trump’s speech before his first indictment, has made him a target of the establishment media.
They don’t like the fact that he’s preparing to stop President Biden’s power grab in this country and their smear campaign is kicking into overdrive.
The former president’s ally and former adviser is being accused of using “Confederate code words” that are linked to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln when describing Trump’s historic speech according to The Atlantic. The leftist outlet quotes the description in the forthcoming book by Jonathan Karl, chief Washington correspondent for ABC News, “Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.”
Mainstream media is using the book to denigrate both Bannon and Trump.
“When I spoke with Bannon a few days later, he wouldn’t stop touting Trump’s performance, referring to it as his ‘Come Retribution’ speech. What I didn’t realize was that ‘Come Retribution’ served as the code words for a Confederate Secret Service plot to kidnap and assassinate… https://t.co/2WIFmf0mHD
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) November 2, 2023
“On 6 March this year, addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, Trump took aim at Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney then widely expected to bring charges over hush-money payments to the porn star Stormy Daniels, thereby making Trump the first former president ever criminally indicted,” The Guardian reported.
“Trump told his audience: ‘I am your warrior; I am your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution. I am your retribution,'” the news outlet noted.
Karl writes in the book, “When I spoke with Bannon a few days later, he wouldn’t stop touting Trump’s performance, referring to it as his ‘Come Retribution’ speech. What I didn’t realise was that ‘Come Retribution,’ according to some Civil War historians, served as the code words for the Confederate Secret Service’s plot to take hostage – and eventually assassinate – President Abraham Lincoln.
Actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington on April 14, 1865. Abraham Lincoln passed away the next day.
Karl has taken aim at Trump previously. He wrote two anti-Trump bestsellers called “Front Row at the Trump Show” and “Betrayal.”
“Decades earlier, Bill Clinton told voters that he felt their pain. Trump was now doing the reverse, trying to persuade his supporters to feel his pain…”
From “Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party” — https://t.co/NJ55fftnsM
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) November 2, 2023
He quotes the 1988 book, “Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and Assassination of Lincoln” in his third Trump book.
“The use of the key phrase ‘Come Retribution’ suggests that the Confederate government had made a bitter decision to repay some of the misery that had been inflicted on the South,” he asserts. “Bitterness may well have been directed toward persons held to be particularly responsible for that misery, and Abraham Lincoln certainly headed the list.”
Karl claims that Bannon “actually recommended that I read that book, erasing any doubt that he was intentionally using the Confederate code words to describe Trump’s speech.”
“Trump’s speech was not an overt call for the assassination of his political opponents, but it did advocate their destruction by other means. Success ‘is within our reach, but only if we have the courage to complete the job, gut the deep state, reclaim our democracy, and banish the tyrants and Marxists into political exile forever,’ Trump said. ‘This is the turning point,’” he wrote.
The Guardian is claiming that Karl believes “the ‘Come Retribution’ speech ‘was a turning point for Trump’s campaign’ for re-election.”
“’Tired of Winning’ is the definitive account, by one of our most insightful reporters, of Donald Trump’s strange obsessions and behaviors as he struggles to avoid what he considers to be the worst possible fate: being a loser.” – Walter Isaacson
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) October 19, 2023
Karl goes on to write more incendiary claims against the former president.
“The [federal] trial date for the charge of interfering in the 2020 election has been set for 4 March ; for the hush-money case, it’s 25 March; for the classified-documents case, it’s 20 May,” he notes in the book.
“As election day approaches and [Trump] faces down these many days in court, he will be waging a campaign of vengeance and martyrdom. He will continue to talk about what is at stake in the election in apocalyptic terms – ‘the final battle’ – knowing how high the stakes are for him personally. He can win and retake the White House. Or he can lose and go to prison,” the author states.
Karl goes on to supposedly quote Bannon who contended that “Trump’s on offense and talking about real things. The ‘Come Retribution’ speech had 10 or 12 major policies.”
“Bannon knew that the speech wasn’t about policies in a traditional sense. Trump spoke about whom he would target once he returned to power,” the leftist author charges.
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“‘We will demolish the deep state. We will expel the warmongers,’ Trump said. ‘We will drive out the globalists; we will cast out the communists. We will throw off the political class that hates our country … We will beat the Democrats. We will rout the fake news media. We will expose and appropriately deal with the RINOs. We will evict Joe Biden from the White House.”
“‘And we will liberate America from these villains and scoundrels once and for all,’” the former president vowed.