House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a stir today when she said the obvious in public.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has added her name to a growing list of Democrats to denounce Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, as a "white supremacist"—a label she repeatedly used on Thursday to criticize Bannon's recent appointment to the National Security Council.
"What's making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council as a permanent member, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Director of National Intelligence are told, 'Don't call us we'll call you,'" Pelosi said during her weekly press conference.
There should be nothing controversial about pointing this out. If anything, it might be possible to bicker around the edges of whether Bannon is a white supremacist or “merely” a white nationalist—but even that distinction would be a tough slog, in Bannon’s case. Because Steve Bannon doesn’t just have a history of supporting the racist right, he has a history of proclaiming those white nationalist and white supremacist views himself.
And unlike the recent conversation between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Steve Bannon’s views were quite frequently caught on tape.