House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Stephen Bannon Thursday, saying President Trump’s senior advisory is a racist who has no business sitting on the National Security Council.
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“It’s a stunning thing that a white supremacist, Bannon, would be a permanent member of the National Security Council,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.
The Hill reports,
Bannon, a former executive with Breitbart News, is a senior adviser to the president.
Trump reorganized the NSC last week to include regularly include Bannon at meetings of the NSC principals committee, while removing the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those figures have instead been asked to participate only during meetings on “issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise.”
“What’s making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council as a permanent member while the chairman of the joint chiefs and the director of national intelligence are told, ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you. You’re no longer permanent members,’” Pelosi said.
This isn’t the first time the Democratic leader has gone after Bannon.
In November, just after the election, Pelosi huddled with then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence in her Capitol office, where she urged him to try to convince Trump to drop Bannon as a top advisor. At the time, she characterized Bannon as “a white nationalist.”
The “supremacist” tag takes the criticism a step further, leaving no doubt that the Democratic leader considers Bannon a racist.
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