Dear President Trump: Your pick for “chief strategist,” Stephen Bannon, has no business working in the White House.
Bannon presided over a news empire where he, according to former staffers, ”aggressively pushed stories against immigrants, and supported linking minorities to terrorism and crime.”
“We’re the platform for the alt-right,” Bannon said in July, using a term that is really just a rebranding of traditional white nationalism.
Under Bannon, Breitbart published a call to “hoist [the Confederate flag] high and fly it with pride” only two weeks after the Charleston massacre when the country was still reeling from the horrors of the murders.
Under Bannon, Breitbart published an extremist anti-Muslim tract where the author wrote that “rape culture” is “integral” to Islam.
Mr. Trump, during your victory speech, you pledged to be a president for “all Americans” and to “bind the wounds of division” in our country.
If you mean what you say, you must rescind your appointment of Bannon.