NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The former chief strategist to President Donald Trump made controversial comments about the Catholic church during an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes.
Steve Bannon said the church, “has been terrible” on immigration issues because it has what he called an “economic interest” in illegal immigration.
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Bannon spoke with Charlie Rose in his first interview since leaving the White House.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, Bannon — a hardliner on immigration – shared his view on the Catholic church’s support for immigration reform, and welcome for undocumented immigrants.
“They need illegal aliens, they need illegal aliens to fill the churches. They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration,” he said. “As much as I respect Cardinal Dolan and the
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