November 17, 2016
By Assemblymember Walter T Mosley
Brooklyn, NY – “I condemn President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as his White House Chief Strategist. As a well-known anti-Semitic, white nationalist it is unacceptable that he has been given such a prestigious White House appointment.
“Throughout Trump’s Presidential campaign we were given a glimpse of the racist and misogynistic views that he believed should be implemented into our society. While the President-elect has repeatedly asked for his fellow Americans to give him a chance, the appointment of Mr. Bannon only confirms that these outdated opinions will live amongst his administration.
“While the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party have applauded Mr. Bannon’s appointment, I am reminded of the outrageously offensive headlines printed by Breitbart News where he still serves as an Executive Chairman. These include ‘Planned Parenthood’s Body Count Under Cecile Richards is Up to Half a Holocaust,’ ‘Racist, Pro-Nazi Roots of Planned Parenthood Revealed’ and a December 2015 article titled ‘Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy,’ which concluded with ‘we need the kids if we’re to breed enough to keep the Muslim invaders at bay.’
“One of our founding fathers, Samuel Adams, said ‘if ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.’ Now more than ever, we need to stand together to prevent these disrespectful and racist views from continuing to divide our country. While President-elect Trump is not likely to rescind this appointment, it is time for everyday Americans who still believe in the bright, optimistic, big hearted future of this nation to organize and mobilize in defense of the defenseless, to provide hope for the hopeless and continue to pursue bravely and passionately the reality of the American dream for every American,” said Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley.