Bannon spoke at a Republican event in Michigan on the anniversary of Trump’s presidential victory and a day after Democrats scored big victories in Virginia, New Jersey and elsewhere. He downplayed the gubernatorial loss in Virginia, calling it a “blue state” and GOP candidate Ed Gillespie a “good man.”

“One of the things that the Gillespie campaign shows you is you can’t fake the Trump agenda. You have to go all in,” Bannon told a crowd of more than 700 in Macomb County, where working-class voters helped Trump become the first Republican presidential nominee to win Michigan in 28 years. “This agenda is a winning agenda. Do not believe the opposition party. Do not believe the fake news and the fake media.”