The controversy surrounding President-elect Donald Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon is merely a "witch hunt," conservative writer David Horowitz told Newsmax TV.
The claims Bannon is an anti-Semite are rubbish, Horowitz told the "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Wednesday.
"I tell you, what we are witnessing here is the biggest witch hunt in American history – this witch hunt of Steve Bannon and anybody really who supports Trump," Horowitz told Malzberg.
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Horowitz, the author of "Progressive Racism," spoke with Malzberg about a recent story he wrote defending Bannon that appeared on Breitbart — a website Bannon used to run. Critics have said Breitbart attracts anti-Semites and racists via controversial headlines and its tone of voice.
"I sent [the story] to them because I have a bigger audience," Horowitz, the editor of FrontPage magazine, said of Breitbart.
"The New York Times uses my quote, my headline against Bannon. They couldn't find a single thing he said that was anti-Semitic."
Horowitz added the Bannon claims are a product of Democrats, whose candidate Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Trump last week.
"This Bannon thing is completely invented, totally out of whole cloth," he said. "It's just a bunch of sore losers who want to tar and feather, stigmatize the Trump administration and will fight it every step of the way – never look at its actual programs or what it's actually doing as in this case, supporting Israel and the Jews."
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