But Mr. Bannon, who said he was paying for the trip, said he was weighing whether to buy a name-brand outlet, like Newsweek or United Press International, or to start a new one, or to connect entrepreneurs with capital or invest himself.
"I won't go to Lille because I don't want to become ... an accomplice to the assassination of the National Front that will be underway there", he told RTL radio.
"Let them call you racists, let them call you xenophobes, let them call you nativists, wear it as a badge of honor", Bannon told members of the anti-mass immigration party in video published by The Washington Post.
When he's not too busy racking up "hours" of interviews with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller or celebrating Gary Cohn's resignation from the White House by calling him a "globalist" (among other criticisms), Steve Bannon is stirring up the far-right members of France's National Front.
"Today's politics can not be summed up by the left-right divide".
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Le Pen is expected to make the proposal at a party congress in Lille on Sunday and members will vote on it by mail ballot.
Bannon's appearance at the National Front congress comes as Le Pen aims to revive the party, nine months after she was defeated by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election.
Bannon was booted from the White House previous year amid tensions and stepped down as chairman of the Breitbart News Network in January after being dubbed "Sloppy Steve" by the President for providing information to the author of a controversial White House tell all.
In France, some warned that Bannon's support could damage Le Pen's efforts to cleanse the National Front of the racist stigma that has long clung to the party's image.
He will address France's right-wing National Front and meet its leader Marine Le Pen after similar meetings in Italy and Switzerland.
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All eyes instantly turned to her glamorous niece, 28-year-old former MP Marion Marechal-Le Pen.
"Bannon, former strategic advisor to USA president, represents rejection of the establishment of which one of the worst symbols is Brussels's EU".
Marechal-Le Pen, a Catholic hardliner and darling of the FN old guard withdrew from politics past year. A new leadership structure and new bylaws are also being unveiled at the two-day congress. Jean-Marie Le Pen also is to be scratched from the party's books along with his title of honorary president-for-life.
The changes pave the way for a younger leadership circle to emerge, even if the party's ideological foundation remains unchanged: nationalist, identity-driven, anti-European Union, according to Jean-Yves Camus, an expert on the far-right.
Since taking over the National Front's presidency in 2011, Le Pen has worked to erase the footprint of her father - who has convictions for racism and anti-Semitism - to broaden the party's appeal.
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