Count Seth Meyers among those who are vehemently opposed to Breitbart News founder Steve Bannon serving as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist.
“A quick side note to everyone referring to Bannon as ‘controversial:’ He’s not ‘controversial,’ he’s a white nationalist and an anti-Semite,” Meyers said on “Late Night” Monday. “Don’t talk about him like he’s pineapple on pizza.”
Trump announced on Sunday that Bannon will be his chief strategist and senior counselor in the White house. Bannon left Breitbart in August when he was named CEO of Trump’s campaign. At the time, other news outlets noted some of the headlines that characterized his tenure at Breitbart, including:
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“Well, we gave [Trump] a chance,” added Meyers. “Bye chance, thank you for stopping by, good to see you chance!”
Breitbart News is a website at the vanguard of the so called “alt-right” movement.
“And just to give you a sense of how extreme Breitbart is, the website recently accused President Obama of importing more hating Muslims, compared Planned Parenthood’s work to the holocaust, called Bill Kristol, the conservative commentator, ‘a renegade Jew,’ and advised female victims of online harassment to just log off and stop screwing up the Internet for men,” said Meyers.
“How are women screwing up the Internet for men?” Meyers added. “‘I’m trying to watch my pornography, but they keep showing me recipes.'”
Since Trump’s announcement, several other media outlets have slammed his decision. NBC’s Benjy Sarlin said “Bannon’s ascension is the clearest sign yet that Trump will maintain his ties to the populist white nationalism that helped propel him to the White House against overwhelming opposition from party leaders and traditional media.”
Michael D. Shear, Maggie Haberman and Alan Rappeport wrote in the New York Times that the appointment signals “an embrace of the fringe ideology long advanced by Mr. Bannon and of a continuing disdain for the Republican establishment.”
Watch Meyers’ video above.