For his newest campaign chief, Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump picked someone who referred to women’s college graduates as a “bunch of dykes.”
Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Stephen K. Bannon will head the campaign — but his anti-lesbian comments may haunt him.
In a 2011 radio interview, Bannon argued that women on the left contributed to a “narrative that is all about victimhood,” BuzzFeed reported.
He also commended Michele Bachmann, Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin, drawing comparisons with other women that led to his offensive comment.
“These women cut to the heart of the progressive narrative,” he said of the aforementioned women. “That’s why there are some unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement … that, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children.”
Here’s where the slur comes in: “They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane and that’s why they hate these women.”
The Seven Sisters schools he referred to were the historic women’s colleges: Barnard College, Smith College, Vassar College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Wellesley College and Radcliffe College.
Pink News reports Democrats have already pointed out their concerns with Breitbart, the right-wing website that Bannon works for as the executive chairman.
One headline published to the site read: “The Solution to Online ‘Harassment’ is Simple: Women Should Log Off.”
“Time for some honesty,” the article begins. “Women are — and you won’t hear this anywhere else — screwing up the internet for men by invading every space we have online and ruining it with attention-seeking and a needy, demanding, touchy-feely form of modern feminism that quickly comes into conflict with men’s natural tendency to be boisterous, confrontational and delightfully autistic.”
Another headline, under the leadership of Bannon, read: “Trannies Whine About Hilarious Bruce Jenner Billboard.”
Democratic National Convention spokesperson TJ Helmstetter spoke out against the campaign chief choice and recommended that Trump disavow the slurs, according to Pink News.
“It shocks the conscience that a major party nominee in the 21st century would stand by someone who uses hate speech directed at gay men and women,” he said. “Trump’s divisive rhetoric and embrace of individuals who condone discrimination – like his running mate who is one of the most anti-LGBT governors in the country – show he is unfit to be president of the United States.”