Steve Bannon has been named President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor.
Here are 11 things you need to know about him:
1. Before he joined forces with Trump, Bannon was executive chairman of Breitbart News.
2. When Bannon was named CEO of Trump’s campaign in August, social media immediately went wild (see choice tweets below).
3. Bannon stepped down from his role with the ultra-conservative news site to work full time on Trump’s campaign.
4. His position was designed to bolster the “business-like approach” of the organization, according to a press release.
5. A polarizing figure, Bannon is a former Goldman Sachs investment banker known for his conservative views.
6. He is a former Naval officer and was special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon
7. He holds an MBA from Harvard.
8. He was an early investor in “Seinfeld.” Yes, the television show.
10. When Bannon joined the campaign, other news outlets noted some of the headlines that characterized his Breitbart rule, including:
BILL KRISTOL: REPUBLICAN SPOILER, RENEGADE JEW
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORT: TRANNIES 49 XS HIGHER HIV RATE
THERE’S NO HIRING BIAS AGAINST WOMEN IN TECH, THEY JUST SUCK AT INTERVIEWS
and of course…
BIRTH CONTROL MAKES WOMEN UNATTRACTIVE AND CRAZY
11. Despite his impressive resume, not everyone was thrilled when Trump brought him on. Politico’s Ben White wrote, “It says here on Twitter that Trump hired the loony head of @BreitbartNews to run his campaign. But that obviously can’t be true.” Former Obama speech writer Jon Favreau chimed in with, “Anyone saying this is a ‘good’ thing for Trump that will win him more voters should quit punditry forever.”
A Trump parody account wrote, “I hired the head of Breitbart to run my campaign after the head of the Onion turned me down for not being a serious enough candidate.”
Check out some of the harshest tweets from when Bannon joined forces with Trump:
Breitbart's been described as a comment section turned into a website. Trump's been described as a comment section running for president.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 17, 2016
It says here on Twitter that Trump hired the loony head of @BreitbartNews to run his campaign. But that obviously can't be true.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 17, 2016
Yes, anyone saying this is a "good" thing for Trump that will win him more voters should quit punditry forever https://t.co/cEmL0FZm0X
here's some of Breitbart's great work this year pic.twitter.com/DnDtHJ7XPb
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) August 17, 2016
I've done it too but calling Breitbart "conservative" seems … not quite accurate.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 17, 2016
I hired the head of Breitbart to run my campaign after the head of the Onion turned me down for not being a serious enough candidate.
— President Trump (@Writeintrump) August 17, 2016
Does anyone have a good story/list of the all-time most disgusting/deranged things Breitbart has published in the last few years?
Breitbart is officially Pravda. And my friend Andrew weeps.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 17, 2016
Super excited for another day where the candidate with the CEOs of Fox News and Breitbart on his payroll continues whining about media bias
The RNC shouldn't give a dime or help in anyway a campaign run by Breitbart. It's like funding CDC run by a Witch Doctor.
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) August 17, 2016
Flashback: Breitbart Editor Ordered Staffers To Stop Defending Michelle Fields https://t.co/pwosHweko7
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) August 17, 2016
I hope to never face a crisis in my life so dire that Breitbart is the answer
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) August 17, 2016
I ask again: where was Trump radicalized? How do you go from Clinton donor to Breitbart in 8 years because of a black president?
— Brett Sandusky (@bsandusky) August 17, 2016
I enjoy politics, I think I have an understanding of it on both sides. I have no idea what Trump is doing w this Breitbart thing.
— SienaSoup (@sienasoup) August 17, 2016
Rush Limbaugh is now calling Breitbart "Trumpbart"
— The Magician (@SpaceNorman) August 17, 2016
Another inane move by this campaign. SMH I'm telling you a toddler could make better decisions. Trump IS going to lose. #Breitbart
— Lilah G. Asher (@LilahAsher) August 17, 2016
Breitbart helped create the atmosphere for this crude, arrogant Orange Rat to pollute our public airwaves.#WednesdayWisdom
— Jon Hartmann (@jonhartmannjazz) August 17, 2016
— Paul S (@StrongAmerican) August 17, 2016
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