MSNBC Terrorism Analyst Malcolm Nance explained what President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s connection to Russian political thinker Alexander Dugin could mean for the United States.
During an appearance on “AM JOY,” Nance said that Bannon’s “Leninist” ideologies inspired by Dugin could drive the nation into a war against Islam.
The revelation came amidst new reports that Bannon will be a member of the National Security Council, a role previously held only by military generals. This unprecedented move occurred after Trump removed the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the council.
“Steve Bannon, who is the leader of alt-right remember, he runs the alt-right media arm, which is the white supremacist, neo-Nazi arm of the conservative movement,” Nance said. “He is a believer in what is called Duginism. There’s a guy, Alexander Dugin … He is a Russian that is sort of the Rasputin of the anti-democratic movement in eastern Europe that hates the liberal elite.”
The analyst believes Bannon is setting the strategy for the White House. He told host Joy Reid that Bannon was ultimately attempting to push for Eurasianism, which would “align the United States and Russia together in a Christian war against Islam.”
Nance insisted that Bannon’s new position on the NSC will only give him more leverage, power and influence to make sure the alignment comes to fruition.