Donald Trump has chosen former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon as his “chief strategist” and senior advisor. Bannon is known for his dislike of Jewish people, and now the ADL has gotten involved.
The Anti-Defamation League has denounced Trump’s appointment of Bannon, and has described him as a dangerous influence in a statement released Sunday by the Anti-Defamation League.
“It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’ — a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists — is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house,” the racism watchdog group’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote.
Greenblatt went on to urge Trump to “appoint and nominate Americans committed to the well-being of all our country’s people and who exemplify the values of pluralism and tolerance that make our country great.” The watchdog’s warning comes just weeks after it released a report detailing a spike in anti-Semitism and harassment of journalists by “alt-right” Trump supporters.
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) November 14, 2016