President Obama is trying to calm the fears of people abroad about a Trump presidency, while here at home Trump is stoking public fears of his presidency by his appointment of Steve Bannon a his “chief strategist.”
Who is Steve Bannon?
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Steve Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, a far right wing commentary website known for championing views of the “alt-right,” a white supremacist fringe ideology that has raised alarm bells for its chest-pounding, misogynistic, race-baiting, and anti-Muslim positions. Breitbart and the so-called alt-Right oppose multiculturalism, immigration, feminism and have a strong disdain for diversity. Breitbart News has actually carried articles with headlines saying “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy,” “The Solution to Online ‘Harassment’ Is Simple: Women Should Log Off,” “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck at Interviews,” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew.”
Breitbart News repeatedly publishes objectively false claims about the LGBTQ community, the Muslim community, immigrants, and others. Click here to see a Buzzfeed article detailing many of the hateful articles that Steve Bannon has published on Breitbart.
Steve Bannon is so far out on the right wing fringe that Glenn Beck, a right wing nightmare in his own right, called Mr. Bannon “a nightmare” and “quite possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics.”