Trump's New Campaign CEO Allegedly Doesn't Like 'Whiny Brat Jews'
It was a really good idea for Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon to assume the role of Donald Trump's campaign CEO, wasn't it? Now, instead of living in the peaceful, protective obscurity of alt-right news, he has risen to national prominence and, like former campaign chair Paul Manafort, is undergoing the scrutiny that comes along with such a prestigious role.
Manafort, we know, is now under investigation by the feds. He is also out of a job. As for Bannon, recent reports have dug up his divorce records and, along with them, allegations of domestic violence and anti-Semitism.
According to Bannon's ex-wife's testimony during their divorce proceedings, Bannon allegedy made derogatory comments about people of the Jewish faith, saying that they raise their kids to be "whiny brats" and he didn't want his children to attend a school with a significant number of Jews enrolled, the New York Daily News reported.
The biggest problem he had with Archer [school] is the number of Jews that attend. He said that he doesn't like the way they raise their kids to be 'whiny brats' and that he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews. I told him that there are children who are Jewish at (a competing school), and he asked me what the percentage was. I told him that I didn't know because it wasn't an issue for me as I am not raising the girls to be either anti-Semitic or prejudiced against anyone.
Bannon denies the allegations. But articles published on Breitbart, a site he used to run, like "Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew" don't do much to help his case.
Bannon has also come under fire for domestic abuse charges he faced in 1996. He was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery, and dissuading a witness, Politico reported.
According to a Santa Monica, Calif., police report, Bannon's then-wife said he grabbed her neck and wrist when the couple was fighting about finances. When his wife tried to call the police, Bannon smashed her phone. A police officer said he saw red marks on Bannon's wife's body that gave credence to her account. Bannon pled not guilty, and the case was dismissed because the "victim/witness" could not be located at the time of trial.
If the Bannon pick is indicative of Trump's judgment, just imagine whom he will appoint to his cabinet.
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