Steve Bannon has been controversial for years. He has made his opinions known and some of them have been very strong, leaning towards views that appear racist. Bannon previously served as the executive chairman of Breitbart News, an openly anti-women, anti-semetic, anti-progress, anti-immigrant, and anti-miniority “news network”.
In defense of Breitbart, Mr. Bannon commented in an interview with The Washington Post this year, “We call ourselves ‘the Fight Club.’ You don’t come to us for warm and fuzzy”. While these comments may have raised the eyebrows and blood pressure of many people, seldom has the result been as visible as it was on a campaign stop on October 28, 2016.
While traveling on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, the news came out that FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress advising them that new emails were found that might possibly have some connection to Hillary Clinton. Of course this piece of information was too good to pass up as a weapon against their opponent’s campaign.
That night there was to be a campaign appearance in New Hampshire so aides were frantically working to get a speech thrown together that made references to the email news. While working with other aides to draft a script for Trump's teleprompter, a hot TV light had caused Bannon’s pants to begin to burn.
"I think my pant leg is on fire” was Bannon’s response when he noticed that things were getting a bit hotter than normal for him. Was this a coincidence or was it a supernatural message trying to warn him that it might be wise to know the truth before speaking?
Many of us are familiar with Judge Judy’s favorite phrase, "pants on fire", that she commonly uses when a person is not telling the truth. Brendan Spaar thinks it might be a warning that Bannon should heed as he takes on the role of White House chief strategist.