Bannon told colleague eliminating black vote ‘not a bad thing’
A woman who collaborated with Steve Bannon on a film about Ronald Reagan recalls him saying that suppressing the black vote wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Julia Jones, who co-wrote the Reagan documentary In the Face of Evil with Bannon, tells the Times that Bannon once mused on changing the laws so that only property owners would be allowed to vote in the United States.
“I said, ‘That would exclude a lot of African-Americans,’” Jones tells the paper. “He said, ‘Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.’ I said, ‘But what about [Bannon’s black executive assistant] Wendy?’ He said, ‘She’s different. She’s family.’”
Additionally, Jones claims that Bannon used to occasionally talk about “genetic superiority” of some people, although it’s not clear from the reporting whether he believes this genetic superiority is based on race.