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'Street fighter' Steve Bannon promises to protect Trump in his first TV interview on '60 Minutes'

'Street fighter' Steve Bannon promises to protect Trump in his first TV interview on '60 Minutes'

How do you want to be perceived?, asked talk-show host-journalist Charlie Rose.

“The media image I think is pretty accurate. I’m a street fighter,” said former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon during a “60 Minutes” interview with Rose on Sunday. It was his first since leaving his post at the White House and his first “ever” on television, said Bannon.

“Street fighter,” however, is not among the most common public perceptions about the co-founder and executive chairman of the far-right news platform Breitbart.

Bannon, who was an elusive figure in the Trump administration, has been described as an “evil genius” by former employees, inspired the title of the...

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