Warren slams Stephen Bannon as ‘white supremacist’


Liberal firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) signaled Tuesday that she intends to continue in her de facto position as the Democrats’ attack dog. 

Warren criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to hire Stephen Bannon, the controversial former executive of Breitbart News, for a top White House job. 

{mosads}”This is a man who says, by his very presence, that this is a White House that will embrace bigotry,” Warren said at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council event in D.C. “People didn’t vote for Trump so he could bring a white supremacist into the White House.” 

Democrats and civil rights groups have called on Trump to cut ties with Bannon over some of Breitbart’s coverage, which included referring to conservative commentator Bill Kristol as a “renegade Jew” in a headline this year and publishing stories that criticize Jews, Muslims and feminists. 

At the Journal event, which is geared toward leaders in the business community, Warren sought to lay out why bigotry is a “problem for everyone.”  

“I just want to underline something that every one of you know: bigotry is bad for business. Bigotry is not what your employees expect. Bigotry is not what your customers expect. And if that’s the direction that this administration goes, that creates a real problem for everyone.”

After Trump won the election last week, Warren promised she would “stand up to bigotry” under his presidency. 

“We will stand up to bigotry. No compromises ever on this one. Bigotry in all its forms,” Warren said in a speech last Thursday to the AFLO-CIO labor federation.

“We will fight back against attacks on Latinos, on African-Americans, on women, on Muslims, on immigrants, on disabled Americans, on anyone.”

Warren, who campaigned aggressively on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, frequently highlighted what she saw as bigoted remarks from Trump and has described him as a “thin-skinned, racist bully.” 

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