Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s visit to the White House on Tuesday caused quite a stir, particularly after the former Republican congressional candidate and conservative columnist tweeted a photo revealing chief strategist Steve Bannon’s “to do” list.
In the past, White House reporters have described the whiteboard of itemized plans, but photos of it have previously not been made public.
Boteach, who supported President Donald Trump and defended Bannon against accusations of anti-Semitism, visited the White House to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. He posed with the president’s chief strategist in front of the whiteboard, then tweeted the photo to his hundreds of thousands of followers.
Another shot included Boteach’s wife, Bannon and another view of the whiteboard.
The list featured bullet points like, “Suspend the Syrian Refugee Program,” “Build the border wall and eventually make Mexico pay for it” and “Triple the amount of ICE agents.”
Despite federal courts blocking Trump’s executive orders on immigration and refugees, check marks appear next to “Suspend the Syrian Refugee Program” and “Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions.”
Folks on Twitter reacted sharply to the images.