I missed the original airing of this on 60 Minutes, but I went back to watch it and folks, It’s actually worth watching.
Just a couple of observations:
Charlie Rose barely asked any questions, he mostly let Bannon talk, or at least he did on the original full hour and twenty minute version I saw (sadly now gone from the web). Rose might have looked like an interviewing tiger on the portion that actually aired, but on the full interview, Rose could have been asleep for large stretches and no one would have noticed.
Rose only seems to become animated when discussing the Access Hollywood video and immigration. It’s as if he still doesn’t understand why the Access Hollywood video didn’t end Trump’s Presidential bid. As for immigration, he simply repeated the rote “nation of immigrants” line and had no argument to Bannon’s counter arguments.
Because of Rose’s general lethargy, Bannon totally dominated the direction of the entire and really got to show just how brilliant the guy actually is. His discourse on his history with Donald Trump included dates, meetings, and important news articles and the reporters who wrote them. All off the top of his head.
Bannon gives every indication of being a backseat driver to an administration he is technically no longer a part of. If you support Trumpism, that’s good news.