Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on Stephen Bannon being tapped as Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor:
“It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump would hire completely unqualified individuals to fill even the highest posts at the White House, but, in hiring Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon, he manages to shatter the abysmal expectations that even we have set for him.
Stephen Bannon is an overtly racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Semite. Having him in the White House reinforces the tone that Donald Trump perpetuated throughout his entire campaign: that Trump’s America has no room for people who look, act, talk, or pray differently. This cannot stand; we must fight the divisive and hateful beliefs and rhetoric so clearly demonstrated by Stephen Bannon and demand his appointment be immediately revoked.”