In response to the interview, Gabbard issued this statement:
"Trump's so-called populism has been a fraud. True populism means standing up, fighting for the interests of all the American people, not the big corporations and the 1 (percent). Real populism is caring for all the American people, regardless of race, political party, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation."
Nearly a year ago, Bannon arranged a meeting between then President-elect Trump and Gabbard, saying Trump was excited to work with her on various aspects of legislation.