Bannon to speak at University of Chicago
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Stephen Bannon will address faculty and students at the University of Chicago after a business professor extended an invitation to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE's former chief strategist. 


"Whether you agree with him or not (and I personally do not), Mr. Bannon has come to interpret and represent this backlash in America. For this reason, I invited Mr. Bannon to a debate on these issues with our faculty," professor Luigi Zingales said in a Facebook post.

A date for the talk has not yet been set, according to the school's newspaper The Chicago Maroon.

The announcement sparked backlash amid the student body. 




The news comes as Bannon prepares to meet with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE this week. 

Bannon made headlines earlier this month after he was quoted in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" as saying Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpOn The Money: Liberal groups pressure Dems over Trump's tax returns | Top Trump economist says tax cuts powering economy | Trump Jr. slams Theresa May over Brexit delay | Watchdog warns of 'rosy' assumptions in Trump budget Trump Jr. slams Brexit delay: 'Theresa May should have taken my father's advice' The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms MORE's meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 was "treasonous."