Brief Trump se­cu­rity ad­viser a‘white su­prem­a­cist’ — Pelosi

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON — House Demo­cratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a top aide to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is a white su­prem­a­cist. At her weekly press con­fer­ence on Thurs­day, Pelosi didn’t men­tion Steve Ban­non by name. But she was clearly re­fer­ring to the for­mer head of Bre­it­bart News, a con­ser­va­tive web­site. Pelosi said it was stun­ning that Trump would ap­point a white su­prem­a­cist to the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil. Trump has ap­pointed Ban­non to the pow­er­ful Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Prin­ci­pals Com­mit­tee. Un­der Ban­non’s guid­ance, Bre­it­bart grew into one of the right’s most pow­er­ful voices as it took on es­tab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans. Crit­ics have ac­cused Ban­non of al­low­ing the web­site to be­come a plat­form for the white na­tion­al­ists, a charge Ban­non has de­nied. The White House did not re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

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