The former chief startegist for the Trump White House Steve Bannon is reportedly making a new documentary lamblasting Chinese leader Xi in a stunning move that could have long term geopolitical consequences. As CNBC reports:
Former White House chief strategist and avowed China hawk Steve Bannon is producing a new documentary that will take aim at Chinese President Xi Jinping in the thick of U.S. negotiations with the Chinese government over a “phase two” trade deal.
Bannon, who ran President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, is using millions of dollars in contributions to, in part, help fund the initial production costs of “Emperor: Rise of Xi,” according to his nonprofit group’s most recent 990 tax return.
“This film will be a devastating takedown of the ‘myth of Chairman Xi’ including the Wall Street and corporatist faction that props the up the regime,” Bannon told CNBC.
The 90 minute feature is being crafted to focus on modern Chinese history through the perspective of Xi and his late father, Xi Zhongxun, who was once the head of the propaganda department for the Chinese Communist Party, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be named as these decisions were yet to be made public.
The movie is reportedly slated to be released on labor day, right in the middle of Trump’s fight for re-election