Report: Trump WH hiring Breitbart writer


A Breitbart staff writer is joining the Trump White House, Politico reported Sunday night.

Julia Hahn will be a special assistant to the president, according to the report, and is expected to work primarily under chief strategist and former Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon.

The report is based on “briefed on the move” and Politico said it’s “not clear whether the hire has been entirely finalized.”

In May 2016, Hanh penned an article for Breitbart headlined, “Paul Ryan Says U.S. Must Admit Muslim Migrants, Sends Kids to Private School that Screens Them Out.”

{mosads}That piece became an often pointed-to example of the rocky relationship between the Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the Trump campaign after the candidate brought Bannon aboard.

Hahn’s piece suggested that Ryan was a hypocrite for sending his children to a Catholic school that offers tuition discounts to parishioners, contrasting the school’s position with Ryan’s opposition to Trump’s proposed religious test for Muslim immigrants.

Bannon had talked of wanting to destroy the Speaker when he headed Breitbart News, though since Trump’s victory, Ryan and Bannon appear to be getting along.

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