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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon draws 200 protesters in Tucson

In this Oct. 9, 2017, photo, former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a television interview in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

PHOENIX — About 200 protesters gathered outside a Tucson resort as former presidential adviser Steve Bannon spoke to a crowd and urged them to support President Donald Trump.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Bannon was met by protesters at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa before he told the crowd the president needs help to “fight off groups seeking to undermine the 2016 election,” the story said.

The political strategist was the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation dinner on Saturday night.

Terry, a Arizona Border Patrol agent, died in the line of duty in December 2010. He was killed near Rio Rico, Arizona, while attempting to stop suspected drug traffickers.

“President Trump needs your backing now more than ever, this nullification project that is underway, this nullification project that is trying to take away the 2016 victory from the American people and Trump supporters. It has to be stopped,” Bannon said.

“If we allow anyone sector of this country to nullify a presidential election, we will doing this back and for the foreseeable future. Next time we lose, the same thing will happen.”

As part of his speech, Bannon praised Terry.

“Brian Terry will live in history as a historic figure,” he said.

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