Pelosi Statement on Naming of Steve Bannon

Pelosi Statement on Naming of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in New York.AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after it was announced that alt-right movement leader and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon will be Chief Strategist for President-elect Trump’s White House:

“After winning the presidency but losing the popular vote, President-elect Trump must try to bring Americans together – not continue to fan the flames of division and bigotry.

“Bringing Steve Bannon into the White House is an alarming signal that President-elect Trump remains committed to the hateful and divisive vision that defined his campaign.  There must be no sugarcoating the reality that a white nationalist has been named chief strategist for the Trump Administration. 

“Democrats are committed to finding common ground for hard-working families.  But we will stand our ground and strongly oppose attempts by this Administration to scapegoat and persecute Americans because of who they are, how they worship, or who they love.”