Through the Looking Glass

Steve Bannon (left), Joseph Goebbels (right)

In an unprecedented move, Republican President Donald¬†Trump “has reorganized the National Security Council by elevating his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and demoting the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”¬†NPR reports.

“Before joining Trump’s inner circle during the 2016 campaign, Bannon was the head of Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet that has promoted conspiracy theories and is a platform for the alt-right movement, which espouses white nationalism.”

Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, to CBS News: “I am worried about the National Security Council. Who are the members of it and who are the permanent members? The appointment of Mr. Bannon is something which is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history.”

UPDATE: Sanders: Bannon must be removed from National Security Council (Source: The Hill)

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