Steve Bannon, has fuelled Trump's war with the media, saying they have "zero intelligence"
Speaking to the New York Times, Mr Bannon said: "You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. The media is the opposition party.
“They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the President of the United States. That’s why you have no power. You were humiliated.”
Mr Bannon added: “The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence and no hard work.”
The Mexico Wall: Trump gives the go ahead
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The structures, fences and walls that mark the border between the United States and Mexico as President Donald Trump reiterates his promise to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Combo with images of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. taken in the states of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and in the states of Arizona and California, U.S., between July 2, 2016 and January 25, 2017.
The 62-year-old went on to ironically slap down Trump’s supporters and called them “working class hobbits” who are “deplorables” – a thinly veiled swipe at Hillary Clinton who blasted the Republican’s loyal voters.
According to his former employee James Delingpole, Bannon is a “terrifying” boss who “sees everything”. He added Bannon is a “political visionary” who predicted Brexit and Trump’s road to Presidential victory.
Mr Delingpole said: "During the Trump campaign, he flew Nigel Farage over and got him into the Trump camp.
"Trump's voter base were fired up by the idea that if there was a people's revolution in Britain that voted Brexit, there could be something similar in America, and so it came to pass."
Sean Spicer, the White House's press secretary has also recently attacked the media
Before taking up his post at the White House, Bannon helped run the “alt-right” news website Breitbart, worked in the US Navy, Goldman Sachs as a financier and also spent time in Hollywood as a producer.
Towards the end of the interview, Mr Bannon could not help but blast his interviewer's organisation – the New York Times – for getting the elections "100 per cent wrong". He said they should be "ashamed".
Trump launched his war against the media in his first few days as President
His condemnation of the mainstream media came days after White House press secretary Sean Spicer accused the media of "deliberately false reporting" the "enormous support” Trump had on his inauguration day.