Leftists win major victory in getting Steve Bannon removed from White House

Protest against Steve Bannon organized in November 2016 by American Jewish activist group If Not Now

The #FireBannon movement has been around from the beginning of President Trump’s tenure, but it has been amping up in a clearly-coordinated effort since 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., an admirer of Hitler who had a history of violence and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, plowed into radical left wing activists in Charlottesville over the weekend, killing one and injuring many others.

Just one illustration of this coordination comes from the guiding force of the Black Lives Matter Movement – the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, who wrote on August 14 as one of their “tasks as revolutionaries” in the wake of Charlottesville:

“People should try and organize systematic calling of politicians from both parties at the national and at the state level and get them to speak out publically against white supremacists in the White House, especially Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. Maybe Sessions, too.”

Today, it has been reported that they got what they wanted.

This popped up today at the Daily Kos:

Pop up screen at Daily Kos Aug 18 2017

Notice the language. Referring to Steve Bannon as a “white supremacist” is reminiscent of referring to critics of President Obama as racist. The irony is that the false narratives employed to smear Steve Bannon has evidently resonated with some, sadly.

This is a screenshot of literally the first tweets this author saw after putting in the #FireBannon hashtag. Clearly, there is a trend.

Screenshot of tweets taken August 18 2017

Journalist Sara Carter tweeted that Bannon resigned two weeks ago, but either way, Bannon is out and McMaster is still in.

And this from CNN:

Before President Trump was even inaugurated. In November 2016: U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono in Washington D.C. with Democratic colleagues, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen of Maryland that included a sign that read: “Fire Bannon.”

As mentioned previously, the #FireBannon movement started before President Trump stepped foot in the White House.

Way back in November, Sen. Bernie Sanders released a statement on Steve Bannon:

“This country, since its inception, has struggled to overcome discrimination of all forms: racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia. Over the years we have made progress in becoming a less discriminatory and more tolerant society – and we are not going backward. The appointment by President-elect Trump of a racist individual like Mr. Bannon to a position of authority is totally unacceptable. In a democratic society we can disagree all we want over issues, but racism and bigotry cannot be part of any public policy. The appointment of Mr. Bannon by Mr. Trump must be rescinded.”

Notice in Bernie’s letter that there is not one specific criticism.

Also in November, Politico reported that “the overwhelming majority of House Democrats have signed a letter urging Donald Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon to a senior White House post, calling the Breitbart boss a purveyor of anti-Semitism, misogyny and racism.”

Here is a link to the letter.

Here are some of the more prominent voices who have been calling for Steve Bannon to be fired from the Trump White House:

What do you think about Steve Bannon being out of the White House?


Author: renee nal

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