Earlier this year more than 135,000 people signed CREDO’s petition demanding that President Donald Trump fire his chief strategist Steve Bannon, 73. The petition reads: “Anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, domestic abuser Steve Bannon has no place in the White House. Remove him now.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, confirmed Bannon’s out but didn’t really indicate whether it was free will. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” Sanders says in a statement. “Mutually agreed” seems pretty suspect.
CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Donald Trump has fired Steve Bannon:
“In a normal administration, an Anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, alleged domestic abuser like Steve Bannon never would have been hired in the first place,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed said. “It is telling that Trump is firing Steve Bannon not because he’s a racist, but because he was stealing the media spotlight from another narcissistic white supremacist,” Zaheed continued, adding, “Even after Bannon’s departure, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will remain the White Supremacists’ House as long as Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka and the Nazi terrorist cheerleader-in-chief Donald Trump continue to occupy the Oval Office.”