GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — He is one of the most controversial figures in American politics and tonight he Is back in the desert making a pitch for the wall. Friday night, Steve Bannon spoke at an invitation-only town hall meeting in Green Valley centered on a push for a Southern border wall.
“I think the president will stop at nothing short of actually building the wall,” Bannon said.
“I think he’s know’s the people who supported him felt it was necessary for national security.”
Bannon was the architect of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for the White House. He spent the first seven months of the Trump administration as its chief strategist.
Bannon was welcomed by hundreds of supporters at the We The People Will Build The Wall event at Quail Creek Country Club. Brian Kolfage is an amputee and veteran who started a GoFundMe campaign to build a border wall through private donations rather than use federal funding.
“I don’t think you’ll ever convince everyone,” Kolfage said. “But we have 60 million people who voted for President Trump and we believe those people all believe in border security. The slim amount of people who oppose this want open borders.”
Bannon’s visit to Southern Arizona was not complete without protesters.
“I’m upset the community allowed Steve Bannon a venue,” Lee Peters said. “I live here. I was definitely picturing that when I moved here. I don’t want my property value to go down because some idiot invited Steve Bannon to our place where we live.”
This is Bannon’s second visit to Southern Arizona since President Trump took office.
In November 2017 he was in Tucson to receive an award from the Brian Terry Foundation.