Former President Donald Trump has received a stern warning from his one-time advisor Steve Bannon.
On Tuesday (January 24), at a special event in Columbia, South Carolina, Trump will announce his complement of campaign staff soon.
Those who’ll be attending the event include South Carolina’s Republican Governor Henry McMaster, who has already indicated he supports Trump’s 2024 bid. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — a staunch Trump ally — is also expected to be present.
It’s Graham’s presence at the event that has ruffled Bannon’s feathers.
Taking to his program “War Room” on the Real America’s Voice Network, Bannon warned Trump against having the South Carolina Senator around.
Bannon described Graham as a “snake” and a “cancer.”
He added that he didn’t know why Graham had chosen to be around Trump but noted that the former President had to be warned that the Senator, who he described as a “Mitch McConnell mini-me,” is a “cancer that’s metastasizing.”
However, whether Trump can cut Graham loose is questionable, given his support is set to be significant in a state where two other prominent Republicans are mulling Presidential bids — Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Bannon’s attack on Graham isn’t the first. In January 2022, Bannon claimed that Graham was among five Republican lawmakers who had secretly agreed to support Biden’s agenda.
He described the group — of which he asserted Graham was a part — as being “traitors” and “scumbags” who wouldn’t want to publicize their support for Biden’s policies out of fear they would be “primaried.”