Pelosi Slams Trump For Putting “White Supremacist” Steve Bannon On National Security Council [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Stephen Bannon on Thursday, saying President Trump’s senior adviser is a racist who has no business sitting on the National Security Council (NSC). “It’s a stunning thing that a white supremacist, Bannon, would be a permanent member of the National Security Council,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. Bannon, a former executive with Breitbart News, is a senior adviser to the president.

“What’s making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council as a permanent member while the chairman of the joint chiefs and the director of national intelligence are told, ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you. You’re no longer permanent members,’” Pelosi said. In November, just after the election, Pelosi huddled with then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence in her Capitol office, where she urged him to try to convince Trump to drop Bannon as a top advisor. At the time, she characterized Bannon as a white nationalist.

  • HZ81

    Yes, thank you, Nancy.

    He is a white supremacist. It’s a disgrace to our nation he’s allowed near the White House, despite his love of the color.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Rex

    Keep it up Nancy and the rest of the Dems – start speaking out.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Good! Dems don’t need to mince words.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Now if the media could grow a pair.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      She could stand to drop that shit about finding common ground though.

      • Cackalaquiano

        I didn’t listen to the audio, but I’m fine with Dems speaking in favor of a Republican policy that’s actually a good one (there are some). I don’t want them to be strictly the party of no. They need to be the party of policy.

  • The Milkman

    It is high time that we stop allowing white supremacists to refer to themselves as “alt-right”. Call it by its name, and show it as the evil that it is.

  • james1200

    I’m glad someone in the democratic party finally said the obvious but this shit should be said 24/7 and the Democrats need to go scorched earth, like the Republicans from 2009-2016. And I still say Pelosi and these other tired, corporate, tone-deaf Democrats need to stand the fuck aside; we need brutal street-fighting Democrats, like LBJ, who used to completely destroy his enemies, generally in the promotion of left-wing liberalism. We need Zombie LBJ! (I just saw the HBO movie about him and it was amazing and I’m on an LBJ kick now.)

    • Cackalaquiano

      I want Julia Sugarbaker-style tirades on the House or Senate floor!

    • james1200

      btw, despite this statement, I’m very unhappy about Nancy Pelosi. She is beyond tone-deaf and has no idea where this country and certainly, the democratic party, is.

      “That’s not me asking you to make a radical statement about capitalism but I’m just telling you that my experience is the younger generation is moving left on economic issues,” Hill explained.

      “But I wonder if there’s anywhere you feel the Democrats could move farther left to a more populist message, the way the alt-right has sort of captured this populist strain on the right wing ― if you think we could make a more stark contrast to right-wing economics?”

      “I thank you for your question. But I have to say, we’re capitalist ― and that’s just the way it is,” Pelosi responded with a chuckle. “However, we do think that capitalism is not necessarily meeting the needs with the income inequality that we have in our country.”

      • Do Something Nice

        Can we focus upon neutering Trump and then get all purity-concerned?

        And I’m one of those to the left on economic issues.

        • The_Wretched

          james1200 is focusing on Trump – bring the full army along not just the establishment.

        • james1200

          U can’t neuter him with the corporate side of the Dem party. Tried and failed with Hillary already, in case you haven’t noticed. I mean, Trump was to her left on trade and tariffs for god’s sake!

          • Do Something Nice

            Look, we are on the same side, including economic justice. But even corporations are going after Trump for the immigration ban and shit will hit the fan if he harms LGBTs.

      • The_Wretched

        “democratic socialism” got 45% of the dem primary voters…that’s a big segment of the base

        • Goggles

          Democratic socialist FDR won so fucking many times Republicans pushed a constitutional amendment (presidential term limits) to stop that in the future.

    • Jay George

      Stand aside for who? I don’t see anybody knocking her down to take her place.

  • Lazycrockett
    • PickyPecker
      • Silver Badger

        Careful PP

      • Dazzer

        My Dad used to shoot Nazis in WWII and was celebrated for doing so.

        The Nazis who are only getting punched these days are getting off remarkably lightly.

        • Jay George

          My granddaddy fought Nazis. He didn’t enable them.

        • Pluto Animus

          My Dad is the perfect symbol for how badly his generation lost contact with reality:

          At the age of 23, he killed Nazis in Italy.

          At the age of 96, he voted for Trump.

          • NancyP

            Look, he may be suffering from mild or not-so-mild cognitive impairment (pre-dementia or dementia). Cut him some slack.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    White supremacist and Russian stooge. Don’t forget about the Russian connection.

  • PickyPecker
  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I like the legislation she mentions that John Chaffetz is considering introducing that says: “If you’re going to have your hands on the nuclear codes, we should know what mental state you are in.”

    • Lars Littlefield

      The irony is that Chaffetz would most likely not pass any sanity test. LOL!

  • Sam_Handwich

    Meanwhile, Milo is demanding an apology from the mayor of Berkeley who called him a “white nationalist”

    i say we stop mincing words and call them Nazi shitstains.

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    • ultragreen

      I think we can stop pretending that the Republican party is anything other than what it is: the White Nationalist Party of the United States. The Trump administration has blown away their paltry attempts at camouflage and disguise.

      • safari

        Some of their supporters do have legitimate economic concerns. I don’t see them all as terrible.

        • ultragreen

          They’ve worn out my patience because they keep voting against their own interests. This is true not only of many Republican voters, but many Democratic voters as well.

          • safari

            Don’t worry. The GOP will soon be anti-free trade and they’ll blame the democrats for free trade.

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          • Oscarlating Wildely

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        • Butch

          I can see the way they express these concerns as terrible.

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            Poor is still poor. People act out, especially those with out power.

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        • Oscarlating Wildely

          There was a report that for a split second made me understand although I thought “you’re still being had.”
          It was of a family in third generation, really rust belt factory town. They had a choice to either leave their hometown and possibly have nothing, or stay and have a feeling o f “hometown pride” in an ever increasingly shitty place. Factories that helped build America’s infrastructure are rotting– and everyone knows that Trump can’t really turn it around– but those dumps are home.
          So why vote for him? To draw notice to say “I’m still here, and will prove it even if it means pissing you off to notice me. He’s not going to help me; I’m not naïve. But at least I will feel heard for once.”
          There is no strong logic there; it’s emotional. But attachments to home and to worries about one’s kids’ future are also emotional.

    • ultragreen

      It’s kind of ironic that Milo is whining about being called a ‘white nationalist,’ considering his repeated attacks against political correctness. He’s just receiving a dose of his own medicine.

    • Ninja0980

      How about we just call him an asshole instead?

    • ByronK

      “Dear Mr. Yappypoopaloose,

      I’m sorry you’re a white nationalist. There. Happy?

      – The Mayor”

    • Jay George

      Totally agree. You can’t be nice or compromise. It doesn’t work with them because they aren’t reasonable people.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      They should have called him a Neo Nazi in a bad wig.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Milo is an asshole, a complete and total waste of oxygen. Having noted, the ilk that he has ushered in is I would posit increasingly worse. The welcome of white nationalism as normal is anything but. Milo is utterly ridiculous– and he has himself has admitted to this fact. His brand of rhetoric is base, lowbrow gutter humor that for some unknown reason people think is ideology. It’s like Coulter with more unique outfits (let’s face it: he looks a LOT better in boas and furs than she ever will.)

  • liondon#pay4dawall

    Now Everytime a Democrat gets a microphone in their face they need to ask the same question.

  • AtticusP

    Trump claims never to have heard of David Duke, so he had to settle for Steve Bannon.

    • bambinoitaliano

      To be fair the one Trump was wearing did not have a good cut out that provide clear visibility when he pick out among his fellow KKK.

    • teeveedub

      That needs an overly long red necktie to go with it, if we’re going for accuracy here.

    • Mickey Bitsko
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        • Mickey Bitsko

          Thanks, and hats (not hoods) off to AtticusP for setting up the gag.

  • PickyPecker
  • PickyPecker
    • kelven

      Betty is merciless on Twitter. Continuous snarky insults aimed at Drumpf. One of the smartest satirists out there.

  • ultragreen

    She’s condemning just Steve Bannon as a white supremacist? Apparently she hasn’t found out yet that the GOP nominee for SCOTUS, Neil Gorsuch, was the founder and former president of the Fascism Forever Club.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I thought his parents founded that. He just succeeded them on their demise.

  • Clive Johnson

    White supremacy, and also a level of ignorance and stupidity that almost defies belief. But then again, we are dealing with right-wingers:

    • Tomcat

      Not bad for a long time dead guy.

      At least that is one black man they want to help.
      They sure don’t want to help those living.

    • Earl

      He’s Mr. South Carolina. You remember the teenage female version of that, right? 🙂

  • No More GOP.

    It’s about time the Dems started making some noise on this!

    • I would eat tons of fried garlic and refried beans and would make sure to cut a smelly but silent one in Paul Ryan’s face. I want to see him try to look like he’s not noticing it. He’s so fucking smug.

  • missmobtown

    I like her note towards the end suggesting that they’re going introduce legislation to assess the mental faculties of anyone who gets the nuclear codes. Hope they can implement that.

    • Tor

      With Dems in the minority of both houses, all we can expect is noise. Nothing will be passed.

      • bobbyjoe

        Even if it’s not passed, let’s see the GOP rats try defending “Uh, yeah, I voted against checking whether the person in charge of launching all our nukes was an actual nutjob” during campaign season.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Correct. The Republican-run Congress is handing the mentally ill the right to arm themselves. We have as much to fear from our fellow citizens as we do from foreign powers.

  • Hue-Man

    About time. The fascists have been crowing about dispensing with “politically correct” speech. Works both ways.

  • Okay, but not enough Nancy. How about instead of objecting merely because Bannon is a fascist xenophobe but because he can’t possibly pass the necessary security background check for any high-level job AND because his presence on the NSC as a mere presidential adviser is technically illegal. How so?

    According to Title 50 of the U.S. Code, Section 3021, which established the National Security Council, it “shall be composed of” the president; the vice president; the secretaries of state, defense, and energy; and “the secretaries and undersecretaries of other executive departments and of the military departments, when appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve at his pleasure.”

    Bannon never had a single Senate hearing. He has not been confirmed to his job. Not only can’t he serve on the NSC at all, since he hasn’t been vetted by anybody but his boss, he absolutely has no legal right to serve on the Principals Committee of the NSC.

    File a goddamned lawsuit!

    • The_Wretched


    • Jerry Kott

      she knows the game! Finger wagging isn’t going to restore sanity.

    • Circ09

      She’s House, not Senate. Talk to Schumer.

  • PickyPecker
  • Max_1

    I am impressed… Nancy Pelosi actually called Bannon out for being the white supremacist he is.

    • Believe me, she is calling him much worst in private meetings — I can assure you. She is a Baltimore Italian politico (her father was mayor) who represents the City of San Francisco in Congress. The “sweet grandma” image is show, believe me.

      • another_steve

        I think part of it is that her constituents are turning up the heat under her.

        It ain’t Kalamazoo that girl represents in Congress.

        It’s San Francisco.

  • Gerry Fisher

    After reading this and watching a video of Pelosi and Schumer on the steps of the Supreme Court, I’m convinced that they don’t have the slightest clue about how to talk in a way that can win over independents and moderate conservatives. Instead of using language that resonates with them–increasing meaningful jobs in the age of globalization, keeping the country safe, conducting our military and foreign affairs in a way that keeps our troops and country safe–they retreat to identity politics and sentimentality. They preach to the choir. People in the middle aren’t caring that Bannon is a white supremacist (I know how horrible that sounds). They care that his presence and the lack of presence of the CIA will expose the country to harm. Then, when the first military/security disaster happens–it may have already happened in Yemen–SCREAM about how Trump makes us less safe.

    The Democrats don’t know what they’re doing. I *wish* it was a “drop the mic” situation.

    • safari

      What I’m hoping for is some new leadership to appear. The old guard has shown themselves incapable of reaching a larger audience. And as recent demonstrations have shown, they aren’t needed to coordinate anyway. A new set of leaders who fit the ideals of the demonstrators would have a ready-made audience. I don’t see the old guard being capable of garnering such support.

      • Jerry Kott

        She is more interested in keeping her job than doing her job. She spent her adult life behind the castle walls and doesn’t’ have a clue. As for Schumer, I recall reading that the most dangerous place on Earth is the space between Schumer and a Camera lens.

        It is show Business for them but they have nothing to show.

      • Lazycrockett

        I’m With Pete!

    • The_Wretched

      Pelosi did a great job passing quality bills when she was House leader – she’s great at getting bills written and passed. She’s a bureaucrat not a political leader. What we need now are visionaries who can see a resistance and can see the needs of the people and speak to them.

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    • NancyP

      I agree. The problem with Bannon is that he is a loose cannon, and is a nut-job wanna-be Nazi. He’s un-American. I think that the Dems need to use the “un-American” message, and the “amateur” message, and the “can’t pass the citizenship test” message.

  • safari

    I think Bannon would say he hates many white people, too.

    • geoffalnutt

      The operative word is “hates”.

  • KP

    So Nancy stops sitting on her hands long enough to SAY something. She’s been MIA for the last 7 years. She handed Boehner the speakers gavel in 2010 and has been on vaca ever since.

  • beariac

    When Boris went to Washington, he knew the score.

    • Derrick Johns

      LOL Aint it the truth. Aint it the truth.

  • barn doors. horses. nanci.

    i guess she thinks she’s rich enough they won’t send her to the ovens.

  • As a humorous aside, I just left the following comment at “Royalty Central” to the blog post “Who are the best members of the Royal Family to meet the Trumps?”. This is a serious web site. Everyone is leaving thoughtful comments.
    Here are my candidates for the best members of the Royal Family to meet the Trumps:
    1. The Duchess of Cambridge (Princess Kate) and Lady Amelia Windsor since they are total babes and Trump likes attractive ladies.
    2. The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) to keep President Trump in line just in case he decides he wants to be rude and suggestive to the above mentioned.
    3. Princess Michael of Kent, particularly if Trump brings racist alt-right mastermind head politico Steve Bannon with him. Princess Michael can regale everyone with “tales from the SS” as told by her Nazi father, and fun tidbits such as racist and antisemitic comments she has been known to tactlessly produce on trips to the “colonies” in prior years.
    4. I would invited The Duchess of York to dinner. Even though she is no longer a member of the royal family, President Trump may decide that she will be a better host for his televsion show “The Apprentice” than Arnold Schwarzenegger and make her a job offer to permanently relocate to Hollywood. The Royal Family will love it since everyone knows she has been living on site with Prince Andrew ever since the shame divorce after their sham marriage that no one took seriously in the first place.
    5. The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla). Everyone will be very drunk after the State Dinner anyway, and can be amused to no end as President Trump manages to insult her appearance by saying things like “I can’t believe your husband ditched his babe wife for you way back when. You’re fired!”.

    • James

      The right answer is: Prince Charles, to annoy him about climate change, and the lowest-ranking members available, to annoy him about not being personally met by the Queen, Harry, Wills, and Kate.

      • coram nobis

        How about Prince George of Cambridge? He’s about the right age, mentally.

        Alternatively, how about making George Galloway the Duke of Billingsgate, and have him meet with the Prince of Orange?

    • TuuxKabin
  • safari

    I hope that more, especially the press, are comfortable using the white supremacist label on people without asking permission. Simply look at actions and words and you can figure it out.

    • Lazycrockett

      But Miss KellyAnne will be so offended.

      • safari

        I’m still gunning for her nervous breakdown.

        • PickyPecker

          It’s gonna be YOUUUGE

        • RoFaWh

          She has no nervous system.

      • RoFaWh

        Fuck her.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    Wow – maybe the dems are growing a back-bone (and some balls) … finally

    • safari

      I think they need to molt first.

      • coram nobis

        Or break out of the chrysalis.

  • Gene Perry
    • Jukesgrrl

      Love it!

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If the orange nationalist puts a white nationalist in the Whine House, how can he be a racist????

    • coram nobis

      He’s not Green, that’s for sure.

  • Slippy_World
    • coram nobis

      His signature still looks like something off the Caltech seismograph.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Boreal

      Just called.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Thank you. Thank you very much.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Yes, thanks. Just saw, I’ll call in the morning.

  • Boreal


  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The puppet master continues to insert himself…personally, I’m impressed at how easily Trump takes a fist.

    • RoFaWh

      I certainly hope that fool isn’t besmirching the sacred play.

  • Tomcat


  • coram nobis

    You’re being unfair! Bannon’s title is Reichs-Protector.

  • Paula

    But, Nancy, that is the New Normal. Didn’t you get the memo?

  • xersnoyl

    Yes, YES, OH YES, trump will have him out of there in a heartbeat if he thinks bannon is stealing one tiny handed bit of the glory.

  • canoebum

    Not only is it improper, it’s unlawful. Federal law sets out specifically who is to be seated on the NSC. It’s a limited group. Bannon, as an adviser, does not qualify. As soon as someone with standing is found, a lawsuit will be filed.

  • geoffalnutt

    Awww. She’s so cute. Is she new here? Steve Bannon is the most dangerous man on the planet right now. He’s not just a white supremacist, but a lunatic who wants to ‘tear it all down’ – globally. Sorry, but I’m so frustrated!

  • RoFaWh

    “We need to start referring to Steve Bannon as President Chief Puppeteer Bannon with Trump as his assistant puppet.”

  • fuzzybits
    • Halou

      of course he’s not racist.
      Racists are mundane and boring, conventional racists never have the insidious influence that Mr Bannon now wields. He is on a whole other level.

    • Jukesgrrl

      The face of the Master Race. Ain’t it lovely.

  • Jay George

    About damn time. Kick his ass Nancy.

  • andrew

    That strong truthful statement about Bannon by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi needed to be said and it was well said.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I don’t agree with calling him a “white nationalist.” There are entirely too many people in this country who privately respond, “What’s wrong with that? We should be in charge.” We need a far worse sounding phrase that will put fear in people every time they hear it. I’m open to suggestions but I’d start with “domestic terrorist.”

  • Earl

    Nice of you to catch up, now if you’d be so kind as to lead an impeachment? Or at least start calling for a 25th amendment style of solution.

  • bmoore4026

    Oh, now you slam this!?

  • BudClark

    How long before the parade of white sheets re-appear on Pennsylvania Avenue???