Less than 24 hours after he was indicted on fraud and money laundering charges, a video from 2019 has surfaced showing former Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon joking with one of his alleged co-conspirators about stealing “all that money from ‘We Build The Wall,’” to buy a yacht.
“We’re off the coast of St. Tropez in southern France in the Mediterranean,” Bannon said in the clip. “We’re on the million-dollar yacht, Brian Kolfage. And Brian Kolfage, you took all that money from Build a Wall.”
The clip, unearthed by Media Matters, came from a Wall-A-Thon fundraiser hosted by both Bannon and Kolfage.
Kolfage co-founded the organization in December 2018 to help fund more of President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The resurfaced video ends with Bannon telling viewers the pair’s correct location, which was Sunland Park, New Mexico, where a portion of the wall had already been built.
Bannon’s arrest brings the count of the president’s associates from the White House or campaign who have been indicted to seven. Six others were charged in connection with the Mueller investigation.
Watch the clip below:
Folks, this really happened. pic.twitter.com/EviEJCGvs7
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) August 21, 2020