Just 38 people showed up for a screening of the former White House chief strategist’s film “Trump @ War” at a hotel in Staten Island on Monday, per the New York Daily News. But Bannon, who also gave a speech to the small crowd, was reportedly unabashed about lack of turnout.
“You don’t need massive events,” Bannon said, per the Daily News. “This is all about human contact. This is about getting grassroots people excited to either walk precincts, to work phone banks, etcetera.”
According to Axios, Bannon’s documentary is “designed to portray Trump supporters as being under siege” and to “galvanize Republicans to embrace the midterms as Trump’s ‘first re-elect.’”
The screening’s low turnout inevitably caught the eye of some Twitter users:
A whole room full of lunch-counter ruiners
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 23, 2018
A thankfully, pathetically small audience. May it continue to shrink smaller and smaller.
— Jeff ”#TransRightsAreHumanRights” Spookman 🧟♂️ (@LordZedd15) October 23, 2018
I’ve been to Board of Zoning Appeals meetings in Cambridge MA that drew bigger crowds to talk about signage, roof decks, and entryway modifications.
— Cindy M. (@clofwhoville) October 23, 2018
Looks more like he’s selling a timeshare in Boca.
— Unholy Moses (@UnholyMoses) October 23, 2018
Why does it look like souls are trapped in that carpet?
— 🦇Ill Omen🦇 (@Reavyn) October 23, 2018
The 14 person revolution…
— Suzanne Lindbergh (@suzannebuzz) October 23, 2018
In March, Bannon urged members of France’s far-right to wear claims of racism as a “badge of honor.” Last month, Bannon was dropped from the New Yorker Festival lineup after readers blasted the publication for giving him a platform to push his white nationalist agenda.