Steve Bannon was officially named Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor on Nov. 13. However, he’s been accused of anti-Semitism and having white nationalist views. Could this be true? We’re breaking down the rumors here.
Steve Bannon, 66, was selected as Donald Trump‘s chief strategist and senior counselor on Nov. 13. He’s the head of one of the right-wing’s favorite news sources, Breitbart News, and he also helped the businessman-turned-politician win the election. However, now that he’s headed into the presidential inner circle, many have re-addressed how he’s been accused of anti-Semitism. In a 2007 court filing, Steve’s ex-wife previously claimed that he made such remarks when they fought about which private school to send their daughters to nearly a decade ago.
For instance, at Westland School, Steve’s ex-wife said he “asked the director why there were so many Chanukah books in the library,” according to NBC News. The couple then looked at Willows Community School, where she said he “asked me if it bothered me that the school used to be in a Temple. I said no and asked why he asked, he did not respond.” She noted that his third comment came while viewing another academy, known as The Archer School for Girls. He allegedly went on to say the “biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend. He said that he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiney brats’ and that he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews.”
The allegations have caused some scrutiny over his new powerful position, but Donald is going forward with his selection. Donald also announced that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as his chief of staff, and he has a big plan for both. The statement reads, “Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive.”
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