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Richard Cohen, Southern Poverty Law Center president, said the Bannon nomination “makes a mockery of his first commitment to Americans to bind the wounds.
In Bannon, Cohen said, Trump has tapped a man whose Breitbart News has provided a platform for the “alt right” including racism, xenophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism “It’s shocking” Cohen added. Cohen said Bannon published columns by known hate groups and published a call to raise the Confederate flag and fly it with pride only two weeks after the Charleston massacre.
The Anti-Defamtion League was among other groups criticizing Bannon’s possible appointment.
Some Republicans in Congress praised Bannon. Many remained silent. Some were relieved that Reince Priebus and not Bannon was to be appointed Chief of Staff.
No one was surprised that both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid were among congressional Democrats criticizing the move.
Conservative Radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck was among those saying Monday that Americans would be racist if they allow the appointment and Tuesday saying that the alt-right movement which Breitbart represents is “truly terrifying.”
To see what the New York Times had to say about Steve “Turn On the Hate” Bannon, click HERE.
A more balanced story from the Washington Post, “Is Steve Bannon really as bad as all that?” can be seen HEREHERE