Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News Network executive chairman known for having white nationalist views ― and who has himself been accused of anti-Semitism ― was named chief strategist and senior counselor to president-elect Donald Trump on Sunday. 
Bannon, 62, was taking time off from Breitbart to serve as CEO of the Trump campaign before Sunday’s announcement giving him a senior leadership role in the incoming administration. 
Trump also announced Sunday that Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus would serve as his chief of staff. 
“Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory,” Trump said in a press release announcing the appointments. “Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.”

Stephen Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American businessman, and media executive. He is the executive chairman of Breitbart News and Alt-right website, and chief strategist and senior counselor of the Trump Administration.
In August 2016, he was designated the chief executive officer of the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Bannon was appointed chief strategist and senior advisor to President-Elect Donald Trump on November 13, 2016.
He 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
 He has been involved in the financing and production of a number of films, including Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative WomanThe Undefeated (on Sarah Palin), and Occupy Unmasked. Bannon also hosts a radio show (Breitbart News Daily) on a Sirius XM satellite radio channel.

Stephen Bannon has been accused by his wife while in court of making anti-Semitic remarks in the past and is considered an influential figure in propagating the alt-right movement in the United States.

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