On Monday’s broadcast of CNN Tonight, Breitbart senior editor-at-large and in-house counsel Joel Pollak took on host Don Lemon, former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, and Endeavor Strategies president and CEO Kurt Bardella over President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon as White House chief strategist and senior counselor.
Throughout the segment, Pollak defended charges against Breitbart News and Bannon on several grounds, including white nationalism and anti-Semitism.
But he went on to say the thing that in reality was the most offensive to Bannon’s detractors was that he “won the White House with Donald Trump.”
“[I] think that when you do this, this is what the media do, this is what the establishment does — they throw out a bunch of innuendo to try to smear someone,” Pollak said. “The most offensive thing Steve Bannon ever did was win the White House with Donald Trump. And if it was up to these people, it would be Hillary Clinton picking the Supreme Court and consigning our democracy to decline. And Steve Bannon deserves the praise of these folks, not their condemnation.”
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