Donald Trump's decision to make Stephen Bannon, former Breitbart News executive turned campaign CEO, his chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House was met with criticism.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Bannon's appointment in a statement, calling him an "anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist and White nationalist alt-right extremist." The council pointed to the alt-right news website he used to run as proof of his views on Muslims and other minorities.
In the statement, the council's executive director, Nihad Awad, said, "the appointment of Stephen Bannon as a top Trump administration strategist sends the disturbing message that anti-Muslim conspiracy theories and White nationalist ideology will be welcome in the White House."
Trump also appointed "Reince once and Priebus" as his Chief of Staff but that was really just to provide cover for what is sure to be a cabinet filled with an incredibly ill equipped group of internet trolls brought to life who would seem more at home crewing a pirate ship rather than providing counsel to the next, and perhaps final, president of the united states.
Remember before he was Trump's campaign strategist Bannon was Sarah Palin's biggest fan, which proves he just wants to sit back and watch the world burn.
His appointment also means that Trump will be getting all of his "news" from the Alt-Right controlled Breitbart, Alex Jones, and of course those voices in his head.
In short we are fucked!
We are also now learning that Trump was so ill-equipped to take this job that his first meeting with our current President left him shell shocked:
During Trump's private meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, Trump "seemed surprised" by the scope of the president's responsibilities, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Trump's aides were also apparently unaware that the entire staff of the president working in the White House's West Wing would need to be replaced, according to The Journal.
Obama reportedly will spend more time counseling Trump about the presidency than most presidents do with their successors.
|Wat in the hell did I get myself into?|
But don't get your hopes up that Obama will be able to change Trump's perspective in a way that will stick for long, because the minute he is finished talking sense to him Stephen Bannon will return to whisper nastiness into his ear like Gríma Wormtongue did for King Theoden in The Lord of the Rings movies.
Here is a side by side comparison of Trump and Bannon's ideas for the country just to give this a little perspective.
Yeah, now try to get some sleep tonight.Two quotes you need to read side by side.— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) November 14, 2016
1. From Trump
2. From Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon
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