CNN host Anderson Cooper and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) clashed Wednesday over whether one of President-elect Donald Trump’s key appointments is a white supremacist.
Warren ignited the encounter by accusing Stephen Bannon, Trump’s incoming chief strategist and senior counselor, of practicing the racist ideology.
“[Trump’s] got as his strategic adviser someone who’s a white supremacist,” she said of Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
“Wait a minute, there’s no evidence he’s a white supremacist,” Cooper said, interrupting Warren. “Obviously, there are people who are white supremacists who support Donald Trump and support Breitbart or Steve Bannon.”
Warren audibly exhaled at Cooper’s remarks before defending her criticism of Bannon, who was also Trump’s presidential campaign CEO.
“Steve Bannon has certainly associated himself with white supremacists,” said Warren. “Will you go that far?”
“I don’t know that you can say, though, that he’s a white supremacist,” Cooper retorted.
“This is a guy whose appointment is applauded by the [Ku Klux Klan],” Warren added of Bannon. “He’s associated himself with white supremacists, is that close enough?
“What Donald Trump is doing, so far, is that he’s said he’s going to go forward on bigotry and he’s going to go forward on Wall Street insiders. I think this is a real problem for the American people.”
Trump announced Bannon’s future role earlier this month, sparking outcry from critics who object to his links to Breitbart.
Bannon has described the news website as a platform for the “alt-right,” a far-right group that often overlaps with racism, white nationalism and populism.
Trump defended Bannon last week, vowing he “wouldn’t even think” about hiring someone who is bigoted.
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Warren is pitiful, negotiating with Cooper to get to call Bannon racist in some form or fashion.
@Bill… Deplorable Me:
Fauxcahontas is a lunatic, there is no dispute there. She, like the current democrat party, appeal to a minority of ultra leftists whose agenda was destroyed in the November general election.
There is no majority base in America who knowingly wants the policies of the left at present. What we have endured over the past 8 years is best defined as a Tyranny of the minority. Obama never would have been elected much less reelected had a majority of Americans known what he actually intended to do.
We can give credit to the fake media for not vetting Obama as he actually was , but rather they painted a picture of deceit regarding the radical nature of Obama.
Watch the media destroy any good that is done for the Country in the next four years and perhaps beyond as a means to protect the fake legacy of the failure as president of Obama.
Obama will go down in history as the worst president ever in American History. My guess is Jimmy Carter is thankful he lived long enough to be supplanted by Obama as the worst ever.
The fake news media is on the precipice of creating the most propaganda in our lifetime to protect the failed 44th president.
Cooper may be watching ratings and trying to improve his!
CNN the Communists News Network lying 24/7 12 months a year 52 weeks a year and 365 days(add one day for a leap year)and you have it all and it gose for the rest of the main-stream news media
@July 4th American:
I think you’re pretty much nuts. What the President has done in the past 8 years with NO help from Republicans is nothing short of a miracle. You will be eating your words, especially once Trump trashes America and starts wars in at least 2 or 3 countries or more within 6 months. Plus tanking the economy and bringing about the greatest depression this country has ever seen. WOW. America really needs proper overhaul of it’s education system, because I cannot believe the STUPIDITY.
@July 4th American:
You’re talking about the alt-left, correct?
I’m sure the Republicans are happy to let Obama achieve his record of worst president ever without the repubs taking any credit for it.
Well, you can certainly credit the Dimocrats with the education system in the US, They run it and they teach it and they have been a remarkable failure. The stupidity you have been witnessing is all the things the Dims have been doing for the last 24 years.
Why of course RT. Their party has no shortfall of whack-a-doodles. And they are so enamored with those whack-a-doodles, they place them in positions of leadership. Then, imbeciles, like Cheryl, believe those whack-a-doodles are the norm having been benefactors of a dysfunction education system.
Just found this:
Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Think People Want a New Direction
Tell us kitten, how many wars did the 44th president start? How much debt did the 44th president bequeath to the youth and unborn generations yet to come?
@July 4th American: kitten might answer that as We don’t know what we don’t know.