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Trump Campaign CEO Didn’t Want Kids at School With Lots of Jews, Ex-Wife Claims

Stephen Bannon reacts to a caller while hosting Brietbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot at Quicken Loans Arena on July 21 in Cleveland.

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The news just keeps getting worse and worse for Stephen Bannon, the newly appointed CEO of Donald Trump’s campaign. After revelations that he was charged with domestic violence and is illegally registered to vote in Florida comes word that his ex-wife accused him of making anti-Semitic comments. During 2007 court proceedings, Mary Louise Piccard claimed Bannon didn’t want their daughters attending a certain school in Los Angeles because there were a large number of Jews attending, according to court documents reviewed by the New York Daily News and BuzzFeed. “The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend,” Piccard said in her statement signed on June 27, 2007. “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.”

When she told him there were also Jewish children at another school they were considering, he asked about percentages. “I told him that I didn’t know because it wasn’t an issue for me as I am not raising the girls to be either anti-Semitic or prejudiced against anyone,” she wrote.

The spokeswoman for the former head of Breitbart News denied the allegations. “Mr. Bannon said he never said anything like that and proudly sent the girls to Archer for their middle school and high school education,” Alexandra Preate said.

Even before these latest revelations, the Democratic Party had already seized on Bannon’s hiring to criticize Trump. The DNC released an online ad this week that focused on some of the offensive headlines that Breitbart News has published, including one that read “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew.