Who Is Steve Bannon? 13 Things to Know About Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist

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He served as one of Trump’s campaign CEO and now will have a key role in the White House.

President-elect Donald Trump named some very important White House positions over the weekend. His selection of one of his campaign managers, Stephen K. Bannon, to chief strategist and senior adviser immediately stirred controversy. Like Trump, Bannon is a Washington outsider who has never been elected to office, and he is most known for running a controversial website. Here’s what you need to know about Bannon.

  • BANNON IS THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF BREITBART NEWS, AN “ALT-RIGHT” WEBSITE.
  • HE STARTED A NONPROFIT TO INVESTIGATE POLITICIANS.
  • HE SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY.
  • HE GREW UP IN A FAMILY OF DEMOCRATS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
  • BANNON WORKED AT THE INVESTMENT BANK GOLDMAN SACHS.
  • HE HAS HOLLYWOOD TIES.
  • HE SAID PROGRESSIVES VILIFY CONSERVATIVE WOMEN BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT “A BUNCH OF DYKES.”
  • HE’S BEEN WANTING TO SHAKE UP THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR YEARS.
  • HE WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE.
  • HIS EX-WIFE HAS ACCUSED HIM OF BEING ANTI-SEMITIC.

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