Bannon was in conversation with the show's host, Tucker Carlson.
"We're going to have a firestorm in this country that is going to pale in comparison, I think, to what you saw in Ireland last week," Bannon cautioned. He described Ireland as a "powder keg," highlighting the Irish government's aggressive response to Conor McGregor, the famed mixed martial artist, who had publicly criticized the government's immigration policies.
The conversation took a turn towards the freedom of speech when Carlson suggested that if criticizing government policies is considered a crime, it undermines the very definition of a free country. Bannon concurred, stating, "I think you're seeing that here in the United States."
He further elaborated, "If you have a different opinion from the state, right, they're trying to criminalize that. They're doing that, trying to do that every day here in the United States." Bannon expressed concern over the potential misuse of law enforcement agencies and the collaboration with big tech companies to silence dissenting voices.
Bannon then shifted the conversation towards the solution for the immigration issues plaguing the United States. He urged people to think about the future, specifically the year 2025. He warned of the challenges that lie ahead, not just in terms of budget but also the issue of deportations.
"I mean, we have 9 million, or 8 or 9 million here today just on Biden's watch. Center for Immigration Studies says we're going to have another 6 million by the time we get to the election next year. That's 14 or 15 million," Bannon stated.
He further explained his belief that these "illegal alien invaders" are exploiting the asylum system. "My belief is those people have to go home, they have to be returned. They have to leave our country or we're not going to have a country," Bannon asserted.
He also warned of the potential backlash from the media, predicting accusations of hate speech laws and comparisons to concentration camps from World War II. "You're gonna see hate speech law. You're gonna see, even the discussion about this over the last couple of weeks with the people at Project 2025 and Stephen Miller and others have all sudden got the media saying 'oh, we're setting up concentration camps. This is going to be worse than the Japanese in World War II,' all of that," Bannon concluded.