Steve Bannon’s army of lookalikes

18 August 2020

3:31 AM

18 August 2020

3:31 AM

Stephen K. Bannon positioned himself as the godfather of a new American political movement. Now he’s cultivated the aesthetic of a true guru.

Bannon appeared on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures sporting a new, more laid-back summer look, with flowing gray locks and a Mediterranean tan, as if he’d wandered off the set of a mid-Nineties Coen Brothers movie.

Very generous of Steve Bannon to take time away from selling brass knuckles and old Playboys at the flea market to give an interview.

— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) August 16, 2020

Cockburn knows it’s rather unfair to judge political figures by their physical appearances — particularly someone like Steve Bannon, who has been scrutinized for wearing two collared shirts at once by podcasters and described as looking like ‘if Nick Offerman drowned’ by comedians. Perhaps it’s barbs like these that prompted Bannon to revisit the sartorial drawing board.

Before he reinvented himself, Bannon had a doppelgänger: Keith Heard, a lobbyist and former Republican Senate staffer. Luckily Twitter was on hand to suggest some more lookalikes who could emulate Bannon if he’s ever in need of a body double.

Porn star Ron Jeremy

Steve Bannon looks like what Ron Jeremy was supposed to look like when he aged

— Respected Scientist (@SortaBad) August 16, 2020

Steve Bannon looks like Ron Jeremy found god in prison.

— Spider Jerusalem (@POTUUS) August 17, 2020

Steve Bannon looks like a Chinese knock off of Ron Jeremy today..

— Impotus Americanus 😊💜🌎🏳‍🌈🦄🔬 (@tsh_bo) August 16, 2020

Rock star Meat Loaf

Steve Bannon looks like warmed-over Meatloaf

— James Ritzman (@ritzcrackerman) August 16, 2020

Comedian Ron White

I keep seeing Steve Bannon compared to Ron Jeremy. But I think he resembles Ron White after a week long bender at an all inclusive resort in Cancun.

— John Sears (@jsears90210) August 16, 2020

People saying Steve Bannon looks like Ron Jeremy but have you ever seen Steve and Rob White in the same place at the same time?!

— mark foshee (@mark_foshee) August 16, 2020

A fan of country star Willie Nelson

Steve Bannon now looks like the final boss you have to fight to free Willie Nelson from a dungeon.

— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 16, 2020

Actor Jon Voight

Steve Bannon looks like Jon Voight if he killed himself 4 months ago.

— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) August 16, 2020

Comedian Rosie O’Donnell

Steve Bannon looks like page 12 of a Rosie O’Donnell google search

— Harry PotDurrr (@JamesPontillo77) August 16, 2020

This looks like Rosie O’Donnell doing Steve Bannon drag

— Grant Ginder (@GrantGinder) August 16, 2020

people keep saying steve bannon looks like ron jeremy when clearly he looks like alcoholic benjamin rosie o’donnell-franklin

— quarantine alfredo (@ndilettante) August 16, 2020

Timothy Spall playing Peter Pettigrew

Harry Potter is not for me. But come on… Steve Bannon looks exactly like that rat guy!

— Sean O’Connor (@seanoconnz) August 16, 2020

Danny McBride as Kenny Powers

Is it me or does Steve Bannon look like Kenny Powers after the hard livin’ caught up with him?

— Kristen Adamo (@Kadamo) August 16, 2020

Country singer Johnny Cash

Steve Bannon looks like if they never got Johnny Cash off pills.

— Nick (@NickOHlessA) August 16, 2020

Jeff Bridges playing Jeff Lebowski

Steve Bannon looks like Jeff Lebowski if instead of bowling and weed he was into dogfighting and cocaine

— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) August 17, 2020

Actor Kurt Russell

Steve Bannon looks like Kurt Russell‘s evil twin.

— Chang Quaranterhune (He/Him/His/You want dessert?) (@bigbadchang) August 17, 2020

Comedian Amy Schumer

Steve Bannon kinda looks like Amy Schumer after applying both the old and male filters.

— Layne Harris (@hellroy) August 16, 2020

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Strip club owner Peter Stringfellow

Steve Bannon looks like hobbit Peter Stringfellow held on to the One Ring too long.

— Hal Duncan (@Hal_Duncan) August 16, 2020

Country singer Ricky Skaggs

Steve Bannon looks like Ricky Skaggs if Ricky Skaggs lived that George Jones life

— Brent Harmon (@forrealthobrent) August 16, 2020

Podcast host Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon looks like Steve Bannon

— Hunk ‘o burnin Hank (@HankFinch) August 16, 2020

Despite the online japes, Cockburn hopes Bannon stays the course and continues his untamed look throughout 2020, particularly if rumors of him rejoining the Trump campaign are true. Wouldn’t it be something to see a pony-tailed Bannon, donning two Hawaiian shirts under a dark coat, stood applauding in the wings of the Plaza Hotel come November as the President celebrates his landslide reelection?

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