Donald Trump just named RNC Chair Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, and Breitbart News’ Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor. What a great way for him to prove he’s not a racist by hiring a racist as his chief strategist. And with anti-Trump protests continuing, this is why they march. On Breitbart, Bannon has published headlines reading, “Suck it up Buttercups: Dangerous Faggot Tour Returns to Colleges in September” and “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy.”
Bannon embraced the racist Alt-Right movement which despises women, blacks and Jewish people. The Alt-Right uses a tactic of putting parenthesis around the names of Jewish users to target them for harassment on Twitter.
So the Alt-Right has moved from Twitter and Breitbart to the White House.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 13, 2016
As Wesley Lowery put it, “In first official decision as president-elect Trump announces guy who runs racist hate site will be his closest adviser in the White House.”
in first official decision as president-elect Trump announces guy who runs racist hate site will be his closest adviser in the White House https://t.co/sUQlcJYzG5
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) November 13, 2016
Breitbart takes over the United States federal government. https://t.co/mlgp8aSP8Z
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 13, 2016
Bannon turned Breitbart.com into a venue for the Alt-Right. I literally have hundreds of screen captures of tweets displaying their tactics of harassment on others, particularly women. One that is used frequently, is of a Nazi-style gas chamber and the switch is being flipped with their target pictured on the inside.
To top that off, Bannon faced domestic violence charges in California two decades ago. Police found “red marks” on the wrist and neck of Bannon’s then-wife.
Pepe the Frog was designated as a hate symbol because of the Alt-Right using it for Nazi-style memes. Here’s one that was tweeted to me just yesterday:
From now on, conservatives can no longer claim that Donald J. Trump is not a racist. An alleged billionaire will be moving into the government housing an African-American man occupied and he’ll have a white supremacist by his side.
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