House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn’t mince words when she went after Donald Trump’s closest adviser Steve Bannon. Her message was clear: Bannon is a full-fledged racist who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the NSC.
“It’s a stunning thing that a white supremacist, Bannon, would be a permanent member of the National Security Council,” Pelosi said on Thursday.
Bannon is an alt-right (aka white supremacist) hero and former big wig at Breitbart. He left the right-wing “news” site to join Trump’s campaign and was appointed as the White House’s chief strategist after the election. Last week, Trump decided to give Bannon a seat on the NSC. He also removed the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the NSC, who will now only be asked to attend meetings if there are “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.
Pelosi isn’t alone in her concerns. House Democrats have also penned a letter demanding Bannon be removed from the NSC. “[We] demand you immediately undo the politicization of America’s national security,” they added. “It is completely dangerous and morally reprehensible.”
Watch Pelosi state the ugly truth below:
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