(POLITICO) Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager on Wednesday excoriated Donald Trump’s latest campaign hires — an unusually aggressive attack aimed at staffers from a team that has been keeping a low profile as its rival has self-immolated.
Hours after Trump announced that Steve Bannon, a top executive at the right-wing news site Breitbart, would take over as the campaign chief executive officer, Clinton campaign Chairman Robby Mook painted Bannon as an extremist fringe character who propagates racist ideas. He also took on Trump's new campaign manager, Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway, saying she is "in very good company with the new Trump team" and would do nothing to help the Republican nominee among female voters.
In bringing on Bannon, Trump is turning “his campaign over to someone who's best known for running a so-called news site that peddles divisive, at times racist, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories," Mook said during a hastily convened conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon.
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