Trump Transition: Questions raised after Bannon appointment

- President-elect Donald Trump has already made a couple of big decisions.

On Sunday, he named Reince Priebus Chief of Staff, and Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as a senior advisor.   

But, Bannon is a controversial figure. Some call him racist and anti-Semitic.

There's a lot of concern- both in Philadelphia, and across the country- from numerous Jewish organizations.

Bannon is the controversial former head of the alt-right news site Breitbart. He was a key advisor to Trump.

Now, he has an official cabinet position, and that has riled the Jewish community. Critics say, he's an anti-Semite. Yesterday, the Breitbart site was filled with articles pushing back against claims of anti-Semitism, with headlines calling the allegations "absolutely outrageous" and "absurd."

A featured post was titled "Stephen K. Bannon: Friend of the Jewish People, Defender of Israel."

There are differing opinions on Bannon at the moment.

"When president-elect Trump spoke to us after the election, he said, 'we want unity- we want to bring everyone together.'  And his first appointment, right within the first week, was someone who is one of the more divisive figures on the political landscape," Nancy Baron-Baer is regional director of the Anti-Defamation League explained.

"There's no evidence.  Believe me, if there was serious evidence I'd be attacking him with all my heart and soul. I'm a serious Jew who cares very deeply about Israel, and I wouldn't tolerate this," explained,  Morton Klein, the National President of the Zionist Organization of America

Bannon's official role is Chief White house Strategist and Senior Counselor.

One influential Jewish leader notes it is Mr. Trump who will make final decisions, come January.

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