Steve Bannon: Fathers and Grandfathers of ‘Deplorables’ Turned War Around After Pearl Harbor
I think he's claiming the victory in that war for white Americans.
That this may seem controversial is interesting, not least because it is so obviously true.
If he is damned for this Trump voters will shrug and say to themselves, "See. We're not allowed to say anything good about white people. Nothing at all."
On the other hand, the only reason this isn't a dog whistle is that everyone can hear it.