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Bannon to GOP: The Women Are Coming

The ex-White House adviser sees female empowerment as the next great political backlash
Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes in January

On Jan. 7, a few days after he’d been brutally excommunicated by President Trump for his indiscretions with author Michael Wolff, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon sat down to watch the Golden Globe Awards in the backroom of the townhouse he lives in near Capitol Hill.

As Oprah Winfrey and a parade of black-clad actresses turned the awards ceremony into a national platform for #MeToo activism, Bannon became more and more agitated. What bothered him was the political threat that the women’s movement poses to Trump and Republicans—a concern newly relevant, given the spousal-abuse scandal that’s seized the White House for days

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