Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election
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President Trump's former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon joked Friday that Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAppeals court pauses 6-day extension for counting Wisconsin absentee ballots Trump, Pentagon collide over anti-diversity training push Sunday Shows: Trump's court pick dominates MORE got her "ass kicked" during the 2016 presidential election.

In remarks at an event held by the Citadel Republican Society at The Citadel in South Carolina, Bannon ripped Clinton as a "phony" peddling a "900-page book."

"Here's what a phony she is. She just wrote another 900-page book. Right? Didn't she just write another 900-page book?” Bannon said.


"By the way, this is a way to compensate her. Why don't big publishing companies, big media companies, just write her a big check and say, 'Don't write any more books,' just give her another $10 million," he added.

Bannon used the title of Clinton's memoir about the 2016 election, "What Happened," to mock the former secretary of State, pointing to Trump winning 304 Electoral College votes to Clinton's 227.

"The thing was — 'What Happened'? Ma'am, with all due respect, and I really mean this, what happened? You got your ass kicked," Bannon joked, to cheers from the crowd.

Bannon, who left the White House in August, added that he would likely be "lit up" by the media for the remarks.

"OK, OK. I know I'm going to get lit up on CNN in a moment," he said. "I was just kidding, just some humor."