US lawmakers urge President Donald Trump to dismiss white supremacists in White House

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm

(From L to R) Top Trump’s aides Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka

lawmakers have called on President to dismiss some of his top aides in order not to embolden white supremacy in the country in the wake of the death of a counter protester by a young Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The heads of the US Congress’ black, Hispanic, Asian and progressive caucuses wrote a letter to the president on Tuesday, urging him to sack top aides Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.
The three are accused of supporting white supremacist groups in .
“Americans deserve to know that white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis are not in a position to influence US policy,” read the letter.
Bannon formerly worked as the chairman of Breitbart , a website that promotes white nationalist views.
According to a New York Times report on Monday, the now- chief strategist is very close to being fired.

A protester, who was marching on 5th Avenue against white supremacy and racism, is arrested by New York City Police (NYPD) officers, August 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by AFP)

Once a fixture in the Oval Office, Bannon has not managed to meet face-to-face with Trump for more than a week.
“In this time of tumult in our country, Americans deserve a leader that will bring us all together and denounce those who seek to tear us apart. In that vein, we strongly urge you to move expeditiously to remove Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller from the White House. The ideology and political agenda of these men have no place in the highest office in the land,” the lawmakers said.
Bannon has cautioned Trump no to scold neo-Nazis and nationalists severely as they form a small but energetic part of his base.
A driver plowed into demonstrators protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville on Sunday, killing a young woman and injuring nearly 20 others.
Heather Heyer, 32, was killed by a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer, identified as James Alex Fields Jr, who was said to have been behind the wheel.
Trump failed to immediately condemn the terrorist attack, drawing criticism even from the members of his own party.
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