Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, claims Catholic Church leaders oppose Trump’s decision to end a program protecting young undocumented immigrants because they believe in “unlimited illegal immigration” and need “illegal aliens to fill the churches.”
In an excerpt of a “60 Minutes” interview released Thursday ― Bannon’s first major interview since being ousted from the White House last month ― he told CBS’s Charlie Rose that “it’s obvious” the church condemned Trump’s decision due to its own interests.
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“They need illegal aliens to fill the churches,” Bannon said. “It’s obvious on the face of it.”
He continued, “Catholic bishops condemn him [because] they have an economic interest. They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration.”
Catholic bishops have roundly criticized the
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