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Stephen Bannon, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign chairman, attends Trump's Hispanic advisory roundtable meeting in New York, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Fury erupts after alt-right ringleader Bannon scored a top post in Trump's White House


President-elect Donald Trump announced Sunday he appointed Stephen Bannon to the position of chief strategist.

Bannon is the CEO of Breitbart News, a conservative media outlet known for its divisive, racially charged rhetoric. The site was an early backer of Trump's candidacy, and Bannon was also the CEO of Trump's campaign.

Who is Bannon?

Before Breitbart, Bannon worked as an investment banker and media executive. He met Andrew Breitbart while working on a Ronald Reagan documentary called "In the Face of Evil." He also co-founded the Government Accountability Institute and helped lead the production of "Clinton Cash," which details the Clinton family's practice of accepting large donations and speaking fees.

He believes in a "virulently anti-establishment" populist movement.

The Southern Poverty Law Center linked to Bannon's endorsement from racist forum Stormfront.

And former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke said he "hoped' Bannon got the job.

Critics of Bannon did not hold back.

Republican strategist Ana Navarro called him a "vindictive, scary-ass dude."

And conservative writer Bill Kristol called Bannon an "unstable extremist."

A strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich continued to criticize media coverage.

Many pointed to controversial headlines Breitbart had run.

This list of more headlines comes from a Clinton supporter.

Other Twitter users called Bannon's site "disgusting."

Writers condemned those who didn't refer to Bannon as a white nationalist.

Here's more condemnation of Bannon's media coverage.

A writer for The Guardian resurrected a 2014 Bannon interview.

A Breitbart writer dismissed the white supremacy accusations.

And Trump supporters found the Bannon criticism hypocritical.

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