With votes still being counted, Steve Bannon declares “Trump is already in his second term” and should fire Fauci and Wray Bannon: “He should fire the FBI director" and “put in process” the steps “to fire Fauci” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 11/05/20 3:02 PM EST Video file Citation From the November 5, 2020, edition of Fox News' Mornings With Maria Bartiromo MARIA BARTIROMO (HOST): Give us your assessment of what has taken place over the last 48 hours. STEVE BANNON: President Trump won an overwhelming victory on Tuesday night, with certifiable, verifiable legal votes. The fact is the president was reelected. And the president, you know, the Roman Republic had a saying -- fortune favors boldness. It's now time to be bold and that is why you see people like Ric Grenell, Dave Bossie, Corey Lewandowski, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani involved in this process. We've got to stop playing games here. ... President Trump won an overwhelming victory. He should start acting right now in his second term. He should fire the FBI director, he should put in process the implement to fire Fauci. He should start manning up for his second term with guys like Ric Grenell. ... You can’t in the middle of the night in Wisconsin and Michigan and in Pennsylvania allow them to steal it. We have become a banana republic. The president should start executing on his second term today. He should also in federal court if we can get a vote, if we can get a count that’s verifiable, legal, certifiable, with chain of custody with all these mail-in votes, if you can do that, he’ll win those states. If you can’t do that, it’s not the end of the world. We control the state legislatures, we control the courts. ... Let me give you a fact -- Donald Trump won on November 3rd and Donald Trump is going to be inaugurated on 20th of January, 2021 and the Democrats are just going to have to live with that. I don't care how much whining they are going to have, how big a temper tantrum. Treat Biden like the feckless old man he is wandering around Wilmington, Delaware in a car dealership. Dismiss everything. I don’t care about his website, his transition. Trump is already in his second term.