Trump campaign CEO didn’t want children ‘going to school with Jews’: court document
Besides allegedly pressuring his ex-wife not to testify against him in a domestic violence case, Stephen Bannon also complained about the amount of Jewish students at a Los Angeles school, the New York Daily News reported.
Bannon’s ex-wife made the accusations of anti-Semitism against him in a June 2007 court declaration, which the Daily News said came about during a custody battle regarding their two children. She said at the time that he did not want the girls attending the Archer School for Girls.
“The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend,” she wrote. “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.”
He then allegedly asked for “the percentage” of Jewish students at another school, she said. And while visiting a third school, the statement read, Bannon allegedly asked an official why there were “so many Chanukah books in the library.”
The report came a day after other documents revealed that Bannon, who recently became the campaign CEO for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, allegedly attacked the woman inside their home on New Year’s Day 1996, prompting her to file for divorce.
She subsequently wrote that Bannon and his attorney pressured her to leave the city before the case went to trial, under threat of not providing any financial support to her or the children.
“I went to court he and his attorney would make sure that I would be the one who was guilty. I was told that I could go anywhere in the world,” she wrote.
Bannon’s spokesperson, Alexandra Preate, has not responded to the latest allegation. She had previously said that he had “a great relationship” with both his ex-wife and their daughters.