This admission from Breitbart that the outlet plans to support Trump, rather than objectively cover his incoming administration, further demonstrates that the website is not editorially independent enough to warrant permanent Capitol Hill press credentials.
Bannon’s revolution is being led by the very people Trump demonized in Rust Belt states — the elite players in American finance and media. No one epitomizes that contradiction as clearly as the billionaire Mercer family.
Steve Bannon’s background and reputation is steeped in accusations of misogyny and assault, and critics are protesting his appointment.
“This office has a way of waking you up,” Obama said. “Those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don’t match up with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself.”
Before joining Trump’s campaign, Stephen Bannon provided an online forum for the “alt-right,” a loose confederation of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and anti-Semites.
This election laid bare what has long plagued us. The clash between Trump and Clinton slit open the underbelly of America and a toxic stew has oozed out.
The FBI was reportedly trying to build an investigation into the Clinton Foundation around claims made in ‘Clinton Cash’ , a right-wing book riddled with errors written by a Republican activist with a history of bogus reporting.
Schilling was fired from ESPN after he shared an anti-transgender image on Facebook; he had previously been suspended for comparing Muslims to Nazis on Twitter. In other social media postings, Schilling has repeatedly demonized Muslims as killers, shared a picture calling Hillary Clinton a drunk murderer, and suggested civil rights leaders like Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) aren’t patriotic.
Trump’s anti-Semitism comes in different shapes and sizes. He verbalizes it, encourages it, enables it, tolerates it, and makes excuses for it. What he doesn’t do is condemn it.
Trump did not become the object of white nationalist affection simply because his positions reflect their core concerns. Extremists made him their chosen candidate and now hail him as “Emperor Trump” because he has amplified their message on social media—and, perhaps most importantly, has gone to great lengths to avoid distancing himself from the racist right.
Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, has a Putin thing. The Trump campaign has a Russia thing. And Trump Tower has a Russian mobster-running-an-illegal-gambling-operation thing.
Trump is using convicted criminal James O’Keefe’s heavily edited video to support his claims of a “rigged election” — a page out of Breitbart’s playbook.
The white nationalist “alt-right” site The Right Stuff praised Trump’s speech, arguing, “somehow Trump manages to channel Goebbels and ‘Detroit Republicanism’ all at the same time.”
For conservative funders seeking to take down the most formidable Democratic presidential contender, Schweizer offered not just audacity and experience but his own nonprofit. As president of the Government Accountability Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, he could accept millions of dollars in tax-exempt funds for research, promotion, and expenses (including his $200,000 annual salary) from foundations and individuals. And unlike the Clintons, who had disclosed decades of tax returns and more than 300,000 foundation donors, Schweizer didn’t have to reveal any of his funders.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech focused on immigration on August 31. The supporters and hangers-on surrounding Trump — who would likely have his ear were he elected to the presidency — include Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Roger Ailes.
As Donald Trump tries to improve his standing with African-Americans and other minority voters, his running mate said Sunday the campaign doesn’t want support from white nationalists.
Was last week a true turning point for Trump? Did it signal a transformation from the man-baby who won the Republican primaries to someone with the temperament to be president? In the word of the moment, is this the “pivot” that Clinton’s supporters have most feared?
Breitbart News has not disclosed its financial ties to former politician Mostafa El-Gindy in numerous pieces that cite him favorably, while Bannon and Breitbart News have baselessly accused Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton of engaging in pay-for-play deals with foreign countries.
Trump’s messaging style is blunt and simplistic. And he is clearly ignorant of what life is like outside the bubble of wealth he has floated in all of his 70 years. So it’s no surprise that his appeal to black voters would be both naive and offensive.
In Hillary Clinton’s powerful speech in Reno Thursday night, she called out the alt-right movement, and its “racist,” “race-baiting,” “anti-Muslim,” “anti-immigrant” and “anti-woman” tenets. The speech was intended to highlight the strong ties between Donald Trump and this group of nationalists, and paint the picture of a bleak future under a Trump presidency.
Donald Trump’s new CEO for his campaign, Stephen Bannon, was charged with domestic violence in 1996, according to a Politico report out this week, and may have committed felony voter fraud by having an active voter registration at a property set to be demolished in Florida.
The alt-right has long cheered Trump, but his ties to the movement intensified with his latest campaign shake-up. Stephen K. Bannon, who led the right-wing website Breitbart News, is now running Trump’s campaign.