Charles Barkley Calls Steve Bannon a ‘White Separatist’

-By Warner Todd Huston

In comments attacking Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore, former basketball great Charles Barkley called former presidential advisor Steven Bannon a “white separatist.”

The former Philadelphia 76ers power forward waded into the Alabama Senate race insisting that the Republican candidate should never have gotten as far as he has, not because of the unproven accusations of sexual misconduct, but because he associated himself with the “white separatist” Bannon.

Barkley made his comments to the press before the November 25 Alabama-Auburn football game, according to USA Today.

“Roy Moore is running with Steve Bannon as his right-hand man, who is a white separatist,” Barkley said on Saturday.

“I’m not even going to get into the women stuff,” Barkley continued. “But the guy — how can you be a white separatist and represent all the constituents in your state? I mean, everybody is going crazy over this sexual allegations, but Roy Moore, to me, when he brought in Steve Bannon, should have been disqualified.”

Despite admitting he knows nothing about Roy Moore’s Democrat opponent, Doug Jones, Barkley insisted that if he were still an Alabama voter, he would vote for Jones. Barkley grew up near Birmingham.

“It has nothing to do about being Republican or Democrat. It’s about doing the right thing,” Barkley insisted. “You can’t have a guy running for political office who is a white separatist. Plain and simple. I don’t even understand why — it has nothing to do with being a Democrat or Republican or a liberal or a conservative. The guy has a guy running with him who’s a white separatist. That’s immoral and wrong.”

Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon has been a strong supporter of the Alabama Republican and campaigned for him during his Republican primary with opponent Luther Strange.

Early this month, the former White House Chief Strategist slammed the “Republican scumbags,” such as GOP mega-donor Paul Singer, for their purported attacks on President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

“This is about destroying Roy Moore, and you know why they want to destroy Roy Moore? They want to destroy anybody that will step up and speak on your behalf, whether it’s Donald Trump, whether it’s Judge Roy Moore, whether it’s Breitbart News, they’re at full out war,” Bannon said. “You know what my response is? Bring it.”
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as,,, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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