Former White Home adviser Steve Bannon promoted a brand new “various” cryptocurrency—$FJB coin—he has labored to develop throughout a Thursday episode of his podcast, saying it effectively assist supporters of former President Donald Trump “F Joe Biden” and “battle for America.”
Bannon, who served because the CEO of Trump’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign in addition to Trump’s chief White Home strategist, was officially pardoned by the previous president proper earlier than Trump departed from the White Home in January. The far-right political strategist had been dealing with expenses of fraud associated to a crowdfunding marketing campaign he launched to boost cash for Trump’s a lot touted border wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Since being pardoned, Bannon has frequently promoted the conspiracy principle that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from Trump and “rigged” in favor of President Joe Biden. He frequently hosts pro-Trump visitors on his Conflict Room podcast, touting a range of right-wing causes and points.
Throughout his Thursday episode, Bannon spoke with right-wing political strategist Boris Epshteyn about their $FJB coin enterprise. They claimed that the brand new cryptocurrency would assist these linked to the “Make America Nice Once more” (or MAGA) motion “battle” for Trump and their nation.
“We at the moment are saying, ‘screw Joe Biden,'” Bannon advised listeners. “We have got a coin—it is received, the imprint is that, OK. It reveals your complete and full independence, proper? Our non-reliance—and you are going to in a short time have non-reliance on their monetary system. So now not can they trouble you,” he mentioned.
“They are not going to have the ability to disappear you just like the Chinese language Communist Social gathering, just like the Bolsheviks, just like the Nazis, like anyone—like several of those radicals which have ever taken management of those apparatuses. What they attempt to do is eliminate the great individuals,” Bannon mentioned. Notably, there isn’t any indication of any effort or plan from the federal authorities or Democrats to “disappear” Trump supporters.
“Yeah, F Joe Biden and F the media and all of them—may care much less,” Bannon mentioned, urging listeners to take a look at the brand new cryptocurrency.
The web site for $FJB claims the “coin fights for America.” It urges guests to, “Be a part of the battle. Be a part of the motion. Be a part of the group.” Slightly below that message is a crimson oval with the phrases “Click on to purchase $FJB.”
“What began as a chant, is now a motion,” the about part of the web site explains, referencing the viral chants of “F*** Joe Biden” which have been heard at quite a few sporting occasions across the nation.
“That is concerning the voices of each particular person internationally being heard after they felt like they have been silenced. We began this challenge as a rally round this motion with two foremost goals, one, to construct a group the place persons are free to voice their views with out concern of being shamed, discriminated towards or cancelled and two, charitable giving to veterans, first responders and all of those that have given their lives for this nice nation,” the web site added.
The $FJB web site notes that the cryptocurrency can at present be bought at XT.com, PancakeSwap and ProBit. “We’re working diligently on including extra exchanges to make $FJB Coin accessible for everybody all over the world!” it provides.
The brand new cryptocurrency has a complete provide of 40 billion with some 17.8 billion tokens already burned. With a view to buy the digital coin, consumers should additionally pay an 8 % transaction price, which the web site says “goes to each advertising and marketing and charity wallets to assist our advertising and marketing initiatives and permits us to donate to Veterans, first responders and people have have given their life for this nice nation.”
Axios reported earlier in December that right-wing people and teams are working to develop their very own apps, publishing homes and cryptocurrencies in an effort to keep away from the providers offered by “Large Tech” and conventional corporations they see versus conservatives. Excessive profile examples embody right-leaning social media platforms Gettr, Parler and Trump’s announced platform Truth Social.
A professional-Trump cryptocurrency referred to as “magacoin” was launched and drew a whole lot of right-wing supporters to register for it earlier this 12 months, The Guardian reported in July. The creators declare the coin was based “by America First Conservatives out of frustration with ‘Shedding the Election’ and a want to battle again by supporting MAGA candidates.”
In November, some conservative figures began promoting “Let’s Go Brandon” ($LGB) cash as effectively. “Let’s go Brandon” has develop into a euphemism amongst Trump supporters for “F*** Joe Biden.”