Trump is a con man, the GOP are a party based on lies, fraud and voter suppression, the names being floated for the Trump cabinet are a joke. But the resistance starts with Bannon. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley released this statement that all Dems should repeat in some way.
“There should be no sugarcoating the truth here: Donald Trump just invited a white nationalist into the highest reaches of the government. Bannon has boasted that he made Breitbart News ‘the platform for the alt-right,’ which is the politically correct term for the resurrection of white nationalism.
“Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News created news sections such as ‘Black Crime’ and compared the work of Planned Parenthood to the Holocaust. Under his leadership, Breitbart News ran this headline following the massacre of nine church-goers at an African American church in Charleston: ‘Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage.’ He called conservative commentator Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew.’ Steve Bannon bears substantial responsibility for the open and disgusting acts of hatred that are sweeping across our nation.
“After running a campaign built on inciting divisions and hate, Donald Trump has claimed he wants to unite America. Yet he has done nothing meaningful to stop the wave of hate crimes and hate speech he has unleashed, and now has brought that strategy right into the Oval Office.
“Donald Trump needs to forcefully denounce the hateful actions and efforts to intimidate people that some of his supporters are undertaking and rescind the appointment of Steve Bannon.”
We’ve had public servants in the WH and cabinet who were dishonest, inept, disingenuous and even incompetent, it always sucks. But people like Bannon are different. They represent un-American values of hate and division, an unabashed anti-semitic white nationalist. In 2016 he is unacceptable in the WH. For his presence alone protests should be ongoing and unyielding.