Steve Bannon, accused racist, misogynist, anti-Semite, and leader of the alt-right white nationalist movement in the United States, has long served as a senior adviser to Donald Trump. Now, Trump has signed an executive order reorganizing the National Security Council to give Bannon broad influence on national security matters.
As reported by BBC News, “President Donald Trump is reshuffling the US National Security Council (NSC), downgrading the military chiefs of staff and giving a regular seat to his chief strategist Steve Bannon.”
Reports USA Today, “[Bannon] is considered a controversial choice for chief strategist because of Breitbart News’s tendency to cater to white nationalists and previous comments he’s made (i.e. “turn on the hate”).”
Last week, Bannon lashed out at US traditional media as “the opposition party”, and warned that it should “keep its mouth shut”.