Steve Bannon has been named by Donald Trump as his Chief Strategist in the White House.
Why has this created such an uproar?
Why do so many people have a problem with Steve Bannon?
In short, who the heck is Steve Bannon and why is his name showing up so often in your social media feed? Let's take a closer look at someone who may be shaping government policy for years to come...
UPDATE: Bannon has been fired. But the following facts remain true.
Where Did He Come From?
Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, a politically conservative American news, opinion and commentary website.
More on Breitbart
The site is often described as “alt-right,” a euphemism for a male white supremacist point of view. Bannon is a self-proclaimed “Leninist."
His Personal Life
Bannon's ex-wife accused him of domestic abuse and said the following in a 2007 deposition, in regard to a school the couple was thinking of sending their kids to: "The biggest problem he had with Archer 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."
This Was an Article on Brietbart:
Why Equality and Diversity Departments Should Only Hire Rich, Straight White Men: When you allow identity politics to run rampant and you’re too terrified to question someone just because they have a certain skin colour, gender or sexual orientation, you create monsters.
This Was Also a Breitbart Article:
Science Proves It: Fat-Shaming Works: If you are obese, you should hate yourself.
And This Was Also a Brietbart Article:
The Solution to Online ‘Harassment’ Is Simple: Women Should Log Off: Women are - and you won’t hear this anywhere else - screwing up the internet for men by invading every space we have online and ruining it.
More From Brietbart:
Does Feminism Make Women Ugly? Muscle mass and distribution can shift and hair grows faster and more thickly.
The Anti-Defamation League Speaks Out
Here is a statement released by The Anti-Defamation League in reponse to Bannon being named to this position by Trump.
From Someone Who Knows Him...
Ben Shapiro is a former Breitbart editor who formerly worked closely with Bannon and who called him a “legitimately sinister figure," adding: "Many former employees of Breitbart News are afraid of Steve Bannon. He is a vindictive, nasty figure, infamous for verbally abusing supposed friends and threatening enemies."
The Words of a Republican:
This is what John Warver, an advisor to John Kasich during his 2016 Presidential campaign, Tweeted in response to Bannon. He added: "The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America."