The Trump campaign’s decision to bring on Breitbart News boss Stephen Bannon as its official CEO has drawn a lot of criticism — and the most intense criticism is coming from people who used to work for him.
In an interview with ABC News, former Breitbart public relations chief Kurt Bardella said that Bannon would regularly talk like a white supremacist during staff meetings, as he would regularly make disparaging comments about racial minorities, women and immigrants.
“If anyone sat there and listened to [staff meeting calls, you’d think that you were attending a white supremacist rally,” said Bardella, who also said that Bannon routinely exhibited a “nationalism and hatred for immigrants, people coming into this country to try to get a better life for themselves.”
Bardella also said it reflects extremely poorly on a presidential candidate who would even consider hiring someone like Bannon as a top adviser.
“I think it’s incredibly concerning and dangerous actually to have someone have this kind of influence with the person who is running for president of the United States, who would be a top adviser if he were to win the election,” he said.
Bardella was one of several Breitbart staffers who quit in protest earlier this year after the website’s leadership undermined the credibility of one of its own reporters who claimed that she had been man-handled by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Check out Bardella’s full interview with ABC News at this link.