This Obscene Steve Bannon Quote About Paul Ryan Will Almost Make You Like Steve Bannon

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This Obscene Steve Bannon Quote About Paul Ryan Will Almost Make You Like Steve Bannon

Look, we said “almost,” okay? It’s 2017, Trump is president, and we have to take our very minor kicks where we can. Bannon still sucks, so don’t @ us. But Paul Ryan is terrible too, and this is good schadenfreude.

The following quote comes from the upcoming book Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by Bloomberg correspondent Joshua Green, which looks like a pretty spicy tell-all about the dual rise of the two men. TPM has some of the details, including this quote from Bannon on Paul Ryan, at a time when there were vague rumors that he might try to yoink the presidency from Trump at the convention:

And that’s not all! Here’s Bannon on alt-right weirdo and so-so punch-taker Richard Spencer:

Bannon rejected the idea of being associated with Richard Spencer, who leads the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist organization. He dismissed Spencer as a self-promoting “freak” and a “goober,” according to Green.

Finally, it appears Bannon’s nephew not only attended Trump’s election night event, but managed to get himself on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek wearing a red MAGA hat. Bannon’s description of his nephew?

The relative in question was Bannon’s nephew Sean, according to Green, who Bannon described affectionately as a “total fucking hammerhead.”