Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, brings with him from conservative news operation Breitbart News a combative and feisty personality.
Bloomberg News has a good look at Bannon, its reporter having spent time with him last year just as the wild Republican primary season was heating up. Bannon did stints as a Hollywood producer and investment banker before getting into politics, spurred in part by the 9/11 attacks; he met website founder Andrew Breitbart at a screening of a documentary Bannon made about former President Reagan, "In the Face of Evil."
His ascension into Trump's inner circle comes from his full-throated backing of the nominee; during Trump's campaign, Bannon has steered Breitbart to a decidedly pro-Trump bent, and not without controversy.
Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte may be voting for Donald Trump, but she really doesn’t like talking about it.
Unfortunately for the New Hampshire senator — and several of her GOP colleagues in battleground states — it’s a question that keeps coming up.
“Listen, I’ve said what my position is,” she said with slight exasperation during an interview at a campaign stop in her hometown of Nashua to help volunteers stuff care packages for overseas military troops.
Republican Donald Trump has shaken up his campaign again, it was revealed Wednesday, bringing in Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon as chief executive and promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.
The move comes just 82 days before the November election and represents yet another overhaul of the organization in a tumultuous quest for the White House.
In a brief phone interview with the Associated Press early Wednesday, Trump confirmed the news, calling the pair "big people" who he said would help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the fall.
After a year of waging a campaign marked by divisive and racially coded rhetoric, Donald Trump delivered his first overt plea to African Americans on Tuesday night, vowing to improve schools, create jobs and foster safer communities.
Trump, speaking 30 miles from a Milwaukee neighborhood engulfed in riots and protests over the weekend in the wake of the shooting of a black man by a police officer, said he would restore safety within inner cities beset by violence, while castigating Democrats as out of touch with the needs of minority voters.
“Our job is to not make life more comfortable for the rioter or the robber or the looter,” said Trump to supporters in West Bend, Wis., a city where the black population hovers around 1%, according to recent Census data. “Our job is to make life more comfortable for the African American parent who wants their kids to be able to safely — safely — walk the streets and walk to school. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus.”