Tue
Nov 15 2016
04:33 pm

Several members of Trump's transition team have been fired or have resigned already due to internal turmoil. The naming of Steve Bannon to Trump's staff threatens to torpedo any chance Trump has of pretending to care about bringing us together. Here's and excerpt of the letter that Cooper and 150 legislators have signed

As the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon repeatedly and aggressively pushed stories that promote anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and racism. During an interview last summer, Mr. Bannon bragged that Breitbart was “the platform for the alt-right,” a movement that upholds White Nationalism while strongly rejecting diversity in any form. Under Mr. Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart has referred to a leading Republican who opposed your election as a “Renegade Jew,” suggested “Young Muslims in the West are a ticking time bomb,” declared that the “Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage,” and praised the alt-right as a “smarter” version of “old-school racist skinheads.”

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