Breitbart blasts Trump's Labor pick
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Breitbart News, the outlet that was once run by top Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE adviser Steve Bannon, criticized the president-elect’s decision to tap Andy Puzder for Labor secretary, blasting the fast food CEO for preferring “foreign labor to American workers.”


The site, which has become the leading platform for the right-wing populist movement that helped propel Trump to an electoral win, ran a story on Thursday with a headline that claims Puzder “prefers foreign labor to American workers.”

The article notes Puzder’s advocacy for immigration reform, citing a number of op-ed’s and speeches he’s made praising immigrant workers for their willingness to fill difficult jobs.

The site also attacked Puzder for telling GOP donors last year that "our values indicate we should be the party of immigration reform.”

“By ‘immigration reform’ Puzder was referring to a widely-used progressive euphemism that means amnesty and flooding the labor market with foreign workers,” reads the Breitbart article.

Breitbart also takes a dig at Trump, suggesting he is turning his back on the supporters who propelled him into the White House. Puzder, the article states, “stands diametrically opposed to Trump’s signature issues on trade and immigration — which won him the election.”

This isn't the first time Breitbart has criticized Trump since the election, despite Bannon's appointment as chief White House strategist. Last month, the site slammed Trump's reluctance to back a criminal prosecution of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears Exclusive: Biden almost certain to enter 2020 race MORE, calling it a "broken promise."