Stephen Bannon

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BornStephen Kevin Bannon
27 November 1953
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Alma materVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Georgetown University, Harvard University
SpouseCathleen Houff Jordan
Founder ofCambridge Analytica, Government Accountability Institute

Employment.png White House Chief Strategist

In office
20 January 2017 - 18 August 2017

Stephen "Steve" Bannon (born 27 November 1953) is an American businessman and media executive who is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, a politically conservative American news, opinion and commentary website noted for its connection to the Alternative Right. The alt-right is described as "a loose set of far-right ideologies at the core of which is a belief that 'white identity' is under attack through policies prioritising multiculturalism, political correctness and social justice and must be preserved, usually through white-identified online communities and physical ethno-states."[1][2][3][4]


Steve Bannon became chief executive officer of the Donald Trump presidential campaign in August 2016, taking a leave of absence from Breitbart News.[5][6]

In November 2016, Bannon was appointed Chief Strategist and Senior Adviser of President-elect Donald Trump.[7][8] On 18 August 2017, the White House issued a press release:

“White House chief of staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” it read. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”[9]

"When the press hounded him mercilessly during the 2016 campaign for being registered to vote at the address of a vacant house in Miami, Steve Bannon took refuge in a beach-house in Sarasota Florida owned by Andy Badolato, his top lieutenant and one of his oldest business partners. It was one of Bannon’s biggest mistakes. Until then Sarasota’s Grifter Twins drifted serenely under the media’s radar."[10]


Steve Bannon is the co-founder and executive chairman of the Government Accountability Institute and the executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC, the parent company of Breitbart News.[11] In addition to being the standard bearer for the racist, anti-immigrant alt-right movement, Bannon has been accused of antisemitism.[12]

Filmmaker and broadcaster

Stephen Bannon was involved in the financing and production of a number of films, including "Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman", "The Undefeated" (on Sarah Palin), and "Occupy Unmasked". Bannon also hosts a radio show ("Breitbart News Daily") on a Sirius XM satellite radio channel.[13]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Meet Team TrumpArticle12 November 2016James CorbettTrump supporters: Will you rally around the party flag as a new crew of neocons and banksters and establishment insiders step into their pre-ordained roles?
Document:Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy allianceOp-ed29 October 2017Carole Cadwalladr(You got this? Farage visited Trump, then Assange, then Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher met Don Trump’s Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Then Assange. And is now trying to close the circle with Trump.)


  1. Eli Stokols (October 13, 2016). "Trump fires up the alt-right". Politico. ... the unmistakable imprint of Breitbart News, the 'alt-right' website...

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  2. Staff (October 1, 2016). "The rise of the alt-right". The Week. Another major alt-right platform is, a right-wing news site...

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  3. Will Rahn (August 19, 2016). "Steve Bannon and the alt-right: a primer". CBS News. Bannon’s Breitbart distinguished itself from the rest of the conservative media in two significant ways this cycle... The second was through their embrace of the alt-right...

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  4. Josh Hafner (August 26, 2016). "For the Record: For Trump, everything's going to be alt-right". USA Today. Breitbart News, declared 'the platform for the alt-right' last month by then-chairman, Steve Bannon.

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  5. "Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser". CNN.

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  6. "Steve Bannon and the alt-right: a primer". CBS News.

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  7. "President-elect Trump names Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus to his senior White House leadership team". Yahoo News. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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  8. "Steve Bannon Accused of Having White Supremacist Views"
  9. "Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist, removed from role"
  11. "Team". Government Accountability Institute. Retrieved August 17, 2016.

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  12. "Donald Trump Appoints an Open Anti-Semite, Steve Bannon, as his Chief Strategist"
  13. Mahoney, Bill (May 21, 2015). "Conservative nonprofit plans to expand statewide presence". Politico. Retrieved August 12, 2015.

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