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Democrat Senators Call For Trump To Denounce ‘Acts Of Hatred’ And Fire Bannon

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley (D) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Ed Markey (D-MA), as well as Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), to denounce on Tuesday what they say are acts of hatred seen across the United States since the election of Donald Trump.

In a Tuesday conference, the Senators and Senator-elect called on President-elect Trump to forcefully renounce these acts of hatred and immediately fire Steve Bannon, who they claim is a white nationalist selected by Trump as his Chief Strategist.

“First Donald Trump runs a campaign founded on racism, bigotry and sexism. Now he doubles down on division by bringing aboard as his Chief Strategist white nationalist Steve Bannon, who specializes in hate attacks. This is wrong. Totally, completely, absolutely wrong,” said Merkley. “We call on Trump to change course, reject hate strategies, and fire Steve Bannon. Bannon shouldn’t be allowed within 100 miles of the Oval Office.”

“At a time when our country is so divided, putting someone like Steve Bannon just steps away from the Oval Office is a serious mistake,” said Stabenow. “It is Donald Trump’s responsibility, as President-Elect, to help bring our country together. His appointment of Steve Bannon is the absolute wrong message to send to Americans today.”

“Quite frankly, it’s sad that we are having a debate about whether a white supremacist should serve as a senior counselor to the President-elect,” said Hirono.

“President-elect Donald Trump will forever poison the well with Congress and the American people by appointing figures like Steve Bannon to his administration whose stock and trade is hate and violence against the American people,” said Markey. “The most powerful message Donald Trump can send to the American people right now is to stand firmly on the side of our time-honored values of equality and tolerance and rescind Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House senior advisor and commit to an appointment process that celebrates the best of America, not the worst.”

“The President-elect is calling on Americans to come together. But when he hires someone like Steve Bannon, who has a history of ugliness, division, bigotry, and association with the alt-right, Donald Trump’s words of unity ring hollow,” said Van Hollen. “It’s easy to look into a TV camera and call for an end to the hate, but Americans are watching his actions. If Donald Trump wants to be a President for all Americans, he can start by taking action and firing Steve Bannon. His history of hate has no place in the White House.”

The Senators and Senator-elect called on the President-elect to renounce the attacks made on women and minorities throughout the course of his campaign, and demand that his followers cease their acts of hatred.


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One thought on “Democrat Senators Call For Trump To Denounce ‘Acts Of Hatred’ And Fire Bannon

  • November 16, 2016 at 9:32 am
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    Donald trump’s campaign is nor based on racism.. that retarded. Having a problem with people being in this country and entering this country illegally is not racist, its a desire to secure our borders. Do you not think its important to prevent people that we know nothing about from entering the county illegally, because being here proves that they have no respect for our borders and our laws.. which are in place for a reason. No other countries allow undocumented people to come and go…. and he doesn’t want to take in Muslim refugees from Syria, and we should not accept them. They hate us. The Middle East hates the US and now they are complaining and people are acting like we owe them something. The fact of the matter is that we don’t know who the people are, where they came from and if their intentions are truly what they say and every single refugee poses a potential risk to the lives and well being of American people….Thousands of people entering the country, and honestly the VAST VAST VAST majority of the people are not a threat, but it only takes 19 people to plan out and carry out an attack capable of killing thousands of americans… To protect their families they are trying to come here despite the fact that they know that the risk is there, but they don’t care, they willingly endanger the lives of americans and that’s no different than not wanting them to come here.. there is a risk, and if I have to put their lives in danger to protect my own, than that’s what I’m going to do and that’s exactly what they are doing… I hate trump with a passion but the man is not a racist at all… not to mention the fact that “illegal” and “muslim” are not races

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