Feel that ‘berne,’ Donald Trump! Bernie Sanders blasted the president-elect for naming Steve Bannon, the controversial ‘Alt Right’ figure, as his chief strategist. Bernie demanded Trump drop Steve because it’s ‘unacceptable’ to have a ‘racist’ in the White House!
“I call upon Mr. Trump to rescind the appointment that me made of Mr. Bannon,” Bernie, 74, said during a speech at George Washington University on Nov. 16, according to The New York Times. Bernie was shocked that Donald, 70, would reward the 62-year-old former head of Breitbart News, especially after all the racially-charged stories the publication has printed. “The president of the United States should hot have a racist at his side – unacceptable.”
“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 Vermont senator said ahead of his speech in a statement issued on his official website.
“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 Trump must be rescinded,” Bernie added. After all, along with all the headlines the publication ran under Steve’s watch (“Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew,” “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy,” “Big Trans Hate Machine Targets Pitching Great Curt Shilling,” per CNN) Steve has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Bernie’s backlash to Bannon’s appointment started to trend on Twitter. While some people using “Sanders To Trump” to support Bernie’s call for Trump to dump Steve, most of Bannon’s followers flooded the hashtag to mock the Vermont senator for losing and allegedly “selling out” to Hillary Clinton, 69. Sigh. If anything, this proves its going to be a long four years until the next presidential election.
Sanders is the only politician calling out Trumps racism + lies, so Clintonites + Trumpsters r using 'Sanders to Trump' to smear Bernie.
— StopTheWar #NoDAPL (@WarWomensRights) November 17, 2016
Sanders has some harsh words for Trump, and of the course the right is spreading smears and lies.
— Paul Samuels (@NYImpact414) November 17, 2016
The Senator released his tax returns. He put down 10% on a house, like a normal Home Owner. He sold out to NOBODY. "Sanders to Trump"
— Matt Nolan (@mattnolan888) November 17, 2016
Sanders to Trump: "If you fuck over the American people, prepare to get fucked with."
— Matt Manzella (@MatManz) November 17, 2016
Click "Sanders to Trump" & see all the Trump fans calling out Bernie for any number of things, none of which make Steve Bannon less racist
— Felix Clay (@Felix_Clay) November 17, 2016
Bernie’s not the only one who’s calling out Steve for being a white supremacist. Fans freaked out when Trump appointed Bannon. The Anti-Defamation League called the choice “a sad day” for America, before demanding that Donald pick “Americans committed to the well-being of all our country’s people.”
What do you think about Bernie demanding Trump to ditch Steve Bannon, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Donald will listen?