Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finds himself marred in scandal after bringing on Steve Bannon, the boss of Breitbart News, to be in charge of his campaign. While Bannon was supposed to make Trump’s campaign easier, the publisher has proved himself to be more of a detriment than a resource.
The source of Bannon’s trouble is his ex-wife Mary Louise Piccard, whose court documents with Bannon and the details of the pair’s divorce reveal some ugly thinking on Bannon’s behalf. In court proceedings from 2007 Piccard says Bannon took serious issued with their daughters attending a swanky private school because the student body was comprised of many individuals of Jewish descent. Piccard said:
“The biggest problem he (Bannon) had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend. 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.”
Apparently the two argued about the subject often, with Piccard making an effort to defend the school by diffusing Bannon’s bigotry. Piccard recalled a conversation, “I told him that there are children who are Jewish at a competing school, and he asked me what the percentage was. 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.”
When reached for a comment on the allegations of Piccard Bannon’s spokesperson said, “Mr. Bannon never said anything like that and proudly sent the girls to Archer for their middle school and high school education.”
Who is telling the truth? Considering one has to be a bigot of an exceptional variety to gain the attention of Donald Trump, individuals should feel free to draw their own conclusions.