Kathleen Parker column: Guess who's coming to the White House

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Kathleen Parker column: Guess who's coming to the White House

A rally tookplace in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday to protest the appointment of Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon as President-elect Donald J. Trump's senior adviser. Organizers are urging their social-media contacts to call their elected officials in the US Congress and voice their opposition to Bannon, who's been accused of pushing a white supremacist agenda.

"The guy I know is a guy that isn't any of those [controversial] things", Reince Priebus, who has been appointment White House chief of staff, said on TODAY on Monday.

We should all demand that Trump rescind this appointment immediately, and keep Bannon as far away from the White House as possible. On Election Night, the President-elect pledged "to bind the wounds of division" and help our country "come together as one united people" following one of the most divisive US presidential campaigns in recent memory.

Portman also said, despite his pulling his endorsement from Trump in the final weeks of the campaign, he isn't concerned because both of them are committed to making progress with the country.

All eyes are focused on President-elect Donald Trump's unfolding White House team.

Enter Steve Bannon, a white nationalist who spearheaded Breitbart News spreading virulently racist and misogynist conspiracy theories into mainstream territory and whose alt-right ideology now deeply concerns pundits on networks like CNN.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, was one of several Democrats issuing statements against the appointment. "I pledge to you right here and now, because I'm committed to the fight against anti-Semitism, if one day American Muslims will be forced to register their identity, that is the day this proud Jew will register as a Muslim".

The move resulted in immediate backlash from the Anti-Defamation League and Council on American-Islamic Relations, as well as a slew of Democratic lawmakers as well as Republicans critical of Trump.

However, they can not agree on what they think of Trump's newest adviser, Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon. We must not allow him to use the power of the White House as his new platform for spewing hate, racism and white nationalism.

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