Rep. Cummings calls Steve Bannon a ‘white supremacist-type’ – Joe Walsh

Rep. Cummings calls Steve Bannon a ‘white supremacist-type’



All The Left knows how to do is play the race card.

On the 49th anniversary of his assassination, Rep. Elijah Cummings said Tuesday morning that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “would be very disappointed” by the political realities of 2017 and especially by the presence of Steve Bannon — who he described as a ‘white supremacist-type’ — in the White House.

“In a way he would be pleased to have seen the first African-American elected president, to have seen many doors opened for people like me and others who now have opportunities that would not have had them back then,” Cummings (D-Md.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “But at the same time, when we see a guy like Bannon, who is, as far as I’m concerned, a white supremacist-type person, sitting in the White House — sitting in the White House — and I’m paying his salary, I think he would be very disappointed.”

Bannon, who served as the chief executive of the Trump campaign beginning last August and is one of the White House’s top officials, ignited almost immediate controversy when his position within the Trump administration was announced as chief strategist in the days following last year’s presidential election.

His history, most notably as the head of the alt-right website Breitbart News, popular among white nationalist groups, prompted calls for his removal from the White House and have added fuel to the belief in some circles that Trump’s ascension to the presidency was built, in part, with support from hate groups.

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