Bannon Erupts as Italy Blocks Nationalist 'Gladiator School' - 2021-03-16
ROME—Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon has lashed out at the Italian government after the Council of State pulled the plug on plans to set up a sort of boot camp for populists in an 800-year-old monastery in the foothills of Rome.
"The government have proven themselves corrupt, incompetent, and broke," Bannon said in a statement to The Daily Beast. "Everybody—allies and foes alike—admit the annulment of our lease was politically motivated."
In a ruling in the highly-deliberated case delivered late Monday, Italy decided to revoke the lease they granted to the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI) which was founded by British conservative Ben Harnwell, who has been a close ally of Bannon. The ruling leaves the DHI without a property to build what was to be called the Academy for the Judeo-Christian West.