At this point the Trump campaign is actively playing to lose, I really can't think of anything else as to why Steve Bannon is involved as head of the Trump camp.
Stephen Bannon's appointment as chief executive of Donald Trump's campaign has drawn scrutiny to his personal history, including a 1996 arrest in a domestic-violence case that was ultimately dismissed.
Court records show that Bannon was charged with three misdemeanors in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 22, 1996, after his then-wife claimed he attacked her.
In a police report obtained by Politico and confirmed by NBC News, she claimed that during a New Year's argument about finances, she spat at Bannon and he "reached up to her from the driver's seat of his car and grabbed her left wrist."
"He pulled her down, as if he was trying to pull [her] into the car, over the door," the report said, adding that Bannon also "grabbed at [her] neck" and that she struck at his face to get free.
As his wife, the mother of infant twins, dialed 911, Bannon "jumped over her and the twins to grab the phone from her," the report states. "Once he got the phone, he threw it across the room."
Police said they saw red marks on her wrist and neck and that she told them three or four previous arguments had also become physical.
Bannon was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges — and about six months later, the case was dismissed after prosecutors said they could not find his wife, court documents show.
Police now say the report was mistakenly made available to Politico.
Oh but it gets worse:
Steve Bannon's ex-wife in divorce filings: "he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews.”https://t.co/L5aOaudbMr— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) August 27, 2016
Hell of a campaign operation you got there, Don.
More than likely the damage from the Trump campaign will cost the GOP dearly from here on out, starting in western states, and the GOP knows it.