President Elect Trump Names White Supremacist as Chief Strategist
President elect Donald Trump has made some waves choosing his cabinet members, in particular the decision to make Steve Bannon, former CEO of an alt-right conspiracy news outlet, chief strategist for the new administration.
Reince Priebus has been named chief of staff, and as his first duty to the new president, Priebus will have to explain-away how a white nationalist became one of the top advisors to the president elect.
According to Trump, Bannon was integral to his “historic victory” and will be necessary to “make America great again.”
Speaking on Fox & Friends , Preibus said Bannon “was a force for good on the campaign” and he isn’t aware of “any of these things that people are crying out about.”
Bannon’s chief strategist role will give him unparalleled access to the inner-workings of the White House, US intelligence, and give him the power to control who gets audience with the president.
This is disturbing quite a bit of people because Bannon’s previous job was peddling in conspiracy theories and providing white supremacists a platform via Breitbart News.
Everything from Planned Parenthood having ties to the Nazi Party to Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin being a Saudi Arabian spy working for the Muslim Brotherhood, Bannon’s publication has published nearly everything for factual information.
But the alt-right tabloid also caters to misogynists, portrays African Americans and other minorities as un-American criminals; while condemning all immigrants as pestilence.
Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Senator Harry Reid, told the press now that Bannon will be in the White House, “white supremacists will be represented at the highest levels” of our government.
Jentleson added: “It is easy to see why the KKK views Trump as their champion.”
In fact, the Loyal White Knights of Pelham , a white supremacist group with “the most active Klan [members] in the United States”, is planning to hold a victory parade to celebrate the president elect.
According to their website: “TRUMP=TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE.”
The KKK group has a voicemail message that calls for “white Americans to put an end to this massive third world immigration into our white homelands” by taking up arms.
These supporters are upset about the fact that by 2044 non-white ethnicities will be the majority of the US population, and exiting polling confirmed that 64% of Trump voters say immigration is their number one concern.
As for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), they have seen a surge in membership recently, as the group has migrated from the deep South to northern places in the US.
This new strategy, to “work on a unified Klan and/or alliance” just in time for summer vacation, is a dream of Brent Walker, imperial wizard for the United Dixie White Knights (UDWK).
This sentiment is shared throughout the organization as it turns to the political arena to win America to nationalism, a desire of the KKK for nearly a century.
What has contributed to the need for expedition toward this goal was the election of President Obama, and the fact that an African-American has served two terms in office.
And so in this digital age, the KKK have made themselves available to potential new followers by making the application process easy to access online. In addition, merchandise from the organization can be purchased on a plethora of websites .