If liberals think they stand a chance to influence Donald Trump’s cabinet picks and administrative leaders, they better think again.
Trump, true to character, so far has picked conservatives as leaders to his many available executive posts. And at least one, who is shocking liberals, should be considered uber-conservative.
The guy who’ll lead much of Trump’s decisions from within, the senior counselor and chief strategist, goes to none other than – drumroll, please, a former news executive for a right-leaning site.
As the Associated Press wrote: “Stephen Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of roiling the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside.”
Bannon stepped aside from his newsman role late in the campaign to become Trump’s chief executive. As such, Bannon worked to help Trump reshape his populist message and reach out to disenfranchised Americans.
Bannon’s work at Breitbart was decidedly pro-Trump.
His background includes a Harvard MBA and work at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker.
As the AP reported: “Breitbart’s founder, the late Andrew Breitbart, once admiringly described Bannon as the Leni Riefenstahl of the tea party movement, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek profile. Riefenstahl was a filmmaker vilified after World War II for her propaganda pieces about Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.”
In a statement to reporters, the Trump campaign said Bannon will work as “equal partners” with RNC chief Reince Priebus, who was hired as White House chief of staff.
Source: Associated Press