Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in his first broadcast interview since leaving the Trump administration said the far right is “not happy” with President Trump’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“Look what he did on DACA the other day. Okay, I don’t agree with that DACA decision but I understand how he struggled with it. I understand how he’s giving a possibility of a legislative thing,” Bannon told CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
“Trust me, the guys on the far right, the guys on the conservative side, are not happy with this.”
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) SessionsFreedom Caucus chairman backs Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race Kasich offers home for Dreamers in Ohio Graham: Let’s ‘pass the DREAM Act for better border security’ MORE announced Tuesday that the administration would phase out the program, which temporarily blocked the deportation of young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents, giving Congress six months to act.
Interviewer Charlie Rose noted to Bannon that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York also opposed Trump’s decision.
“The Catholic Church has been terrible about this,” Bannon responded. “The bishops have been terrible about this.”
Bannon departed the White House last month and has returned to the website Breitbart News, which he helmed before joining the Trump campaign in 2016.