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Anti-Hate Groups Protest Breitbart Editor's Position In White House

Anti-hate groups are protesting Steve Bannon's promotion to chief strategist of the Trump administration.

By Matt Picht | November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's campaign executive Steve Bannon now has a government job. And some anti-hate groups are accusing Trump of putting white supremacy in the White House.

Bannon joined the Trump presidential campaign in August. He's now accepted a job as Trump's chief strategist.

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Bannon's best known for running the right-wing news outlet Breitbart. The site is infamous for its broadsides against birth controlMuslims and refugees.

Breitbart's also been linked to the alt-right movement, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "a rebranding of white nationalism." The Anti-Defamation League said the movement is made up of "unabashed anti-Semites and racists." Both organizations denounced Bannon's appointment.

Trump's top advisers defended Bannon by pointing to his military record and his former job as a Goldman Sachs executive.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News, "They now want to come back and say that anything anybody ever published on Breitbart is Steve Bannon. That's baloney."

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As for Breitbart, Trump's win has apparently energized the site. It's reportedly planning to expand its operations to Germany and France.

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