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Donald Trump's Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon Earns Money From Seinfeld Reruns

Nov 16, 2016

Every time you watch a rerun of Seinfeld on TV, Stephen Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News who was named Donald Trump's chief White House strategist, earns money.

Bannon—who has given voice to racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and nationalist views through Breitbart—owns a stake in Seinfeld after negotiating the sale of Castle Rock Entertainment to Ted Turner under his firm Bannon & Co., long before he became executive chairman of Breitbart News or joined Trump's campaign.

Bannon's controversial appointment as Trump's chief strategist and senior adviser in the White House sparked fury from anti-discrimination groups and members of Congress. And on Wednesday, former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on the comedy, said he did not find the fact that Bannon earns royalties from the show very funny.

A representative for Alexander said he was not speaking any further on the topic of Bannon, while a representative for Jerry Seinfeld declined to comment. A representative for Julia Louis-Dreyfus did not respond to TIME request for comment.

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