Bannon’s Ex-Wife: ‘He Didn’t Want the Girls Going to School with Jews’
According to the ex-wife of Donald Trump’s campaign CEO Steve Bannon, her former husband didn’t want their children going to school with “Jews.”
The Hill reports:
The former Brietbart News executive’s ex-wife signed a court document in 2007, the New York Daily News reported, that Bannon was concerned about the effect Jewish students at the Archer School for Girls would have on their twins.
“The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend,” read the woman’s June 2007 statement.
“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.”
The woman said that he asked for numbers on the population of Jewish students at a competing private school.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Bannon’s spokeswoman Alexandra Preate denied that he ever made such comments and said the girls did end up attending the school.
“Mr. Bannon said he never said anything like that and proudly sent the girls to Archer for their middle school and high school education,” Preate said.
The new court documents are a second hit to Bannon this week. Excerpts from the pair’s divorce documents and a police report surfaced Thursday that revealed allegations of domestic violence.
Bannon allegedly grabbed his then-wife by the throat and arm during a 1996 argument. He was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness, but the charges were ultimately dropped when the woman did not appear at trial.
Bannon was brought on to the Trump campaign last week, along with new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton went after Bannon and Breitbart in a speech Thursday as she tried to link Trump to the “alt-right” movement and associate him with racist and anti-Semitic groups.
The Democratic Party released a video this week highlighting some of Breitbart’s controversial headlines, including one about Never Trump Republican and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol: “Republican spoiler, renegade Jew.
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