STEPHEN BANNON (HOST): We got a lot to go through; the biggest development overnight – I want to give you a signal, not noise – is Jesse Watters is now on the side of the angels with Tucker Carlson, the War Room, Revolver.news, of people who understand and can look at the world in a dispassionate way when you're talking about lives, you're talking about kinetic war, you're talking about economic war. This is very serious. And Jesse only had one thing wrong – not wrong, I just want to make an observation to Jesse. He's just done such an incredible job and obviously following the great Tucker Carlson. So Fox now has two – Fox the channel of – Fox, which is the home of stupid TV or TV for stupid people. And if you watch it, hey, sorry, it's just all day long, just ridiculous. Jesse, the only observation I would make is that the most trigger-happy people are not, are not a journalist; and it's not even the left-wing Democrats anymore. It's elected senior Republicans.
STEVE CORTES (FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER): So at the very same time that we have charlatans like Ben Sasse trying to escalate, as we have the American media just clamoring breathlessly for continual American involvement and intervention and escalation. Thankfully, there are more dispassionate voices and thinkers on both sides of the actual belligerents in this conflict.
And Russia and Ukraine continue to signal to the world – we don't know what will happen – but they continue to signal to the world that a detente is possible where there is a neutrality of Ukraine, where it is a buffer zone, as it probably should be by all logic, but that decision shouldn't be for us to make. That's another point I want to make here, Steve, is that these folks like Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham and Sean Hannity, all of them in their arrogance and their condescension, they very much view the world as this chessboard, and they and they fashion themselves as chess masters. Of course, they're not even capable of playing checkers. And when they disastrously fail at playing this game of globalist chess, inevitably, the pawns are the citizens of the United States who always pay for their mistakes. So we are saying enough and we're winning converts over – winning over people like Jesse Watters and everyday people that you run into. More and more Americans are waking up to the reality of wait a second. We've waged war and we've engaged in nation-building for 20 years in this country, except for the four years of Donald Trump. The consequences were disastrous for this country. We are no longer trusting these so-called elites. People like McFaul, who we showed there, who you showed during your introduction, we're no longer trusting them. We no longer believe they have our best interests at heart, and I believe – we'll see what happens. But I think peace can happen.
BANNON: OK, we take a short break. They got a power block now at Fox – Watters and Tucker back-to-back. It's going to be very important. That's a pivot point. That's an intellectual center, right there, of gravity.