Donald Trump’s choice for his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has set off a wave of concern about anti-Semitism guiding the Trump trainwreck of our country. And for good reason. Bannon has already helped take the country a considerable distance down the road to perdition through Breitbart and other manifestations of a white nationalist sensibilities. Among the concerns Bannon has triggered is his role as an avatar of anti-Semitic empowerment in this country.
In response to these real and present threats, a coalition of Jewish organizations has delivered a million signatures on a petition to Congress asking members to denounce Trump’s choice. According to the St. Louis Jewish Light:
The coalition, which includes the Anti-Defamation League, J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, IfNotNow and other progressive organizations, urged members of Congress on Thursday to denounce the Bannon appointment.
In a statement, the groups said “there is no place for a white supremacist, anti-Semitic, climate-change denying misogynist in the White House.”
It’s hard to tell if that statement references Trump’s choice for chief strategist or Trump himself. Either way, we agree.
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