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Trump Aide Bannon: Catholics Back Immigration to Boost Church Numbers

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By    |   Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 06:17 PM

Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News executive chairman who was recently named Donald Trump's campaign CEO, earlier this year suggested the Catholic Church supports Hispanic immigration because it wants to boost its flagging attendance numbers in the United States.

The Hill reported on Bannon's comments from his radio program for Breitbart News on March 8.

"I understand why Catholics want as many Hispanics in this country as possible, because the church is dying in this country, right? If it was not for the Hispanics," Bannon said on his show during a conversation with Princeton law professor Robert P. George, one of a group of Catholics who wrote an open letter denouncing Trump.

"I get that, right?" Bannon continued. "But I think that is the subtext of part of the letter, and I think that is the subtext of a lot of the political direction of this."

Bannon also was critical of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, accusing him of "rubbing his social-justice Catholicism in my nose every second."

Trump's team on Monday announced his planned immigration speech on Thursday had been postponed as the candidate reworks it.

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