Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada is retiring, and no longer has any need to maintain any sort of diplomatic rapport with his political opponents.
Like the rest of us, Reid is deeply disturbed that President-Elect appointed an anti-Semitic White Nationalist to be his Chief Strategist. Reid issued Trump a brutal ultimatum about Steve Bannon.
Said Reid, “Many of our fellow Americans believe that Trump’s election validates the kind of bullying, aggressive behavior Trump modeled on a daily basis. How can we teach our children that bragging about sexual assault is abhorrent if we rush into the arms of the man who dismissed it as ‘locker room talk’? By placing a champion of white supremacists a step away from the Oval Office, what message does Trump send to the young girl who woke up Wednesday in Rhode Island afraid to be a woman of color in America? It’s not a message of healing.”
Reid added, “Healing the wounds he inflicted will take more than words. Talk is cheap and tweets are cheaper. If Trump is serious about seeking unity, the first thing he should do is rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon. Rescind it. Don’t do it. Think about this. Don’t do it. As long as a champion of racial division is a step away from the Oval Office, it will be impossible to take Trump’s efforts to heal the nation seriously. Rise to the dignity of the office of the President of the United States instead of hiding behind your Twitter account. And show America that racism, bullying and bigotry have no place in your White House or America.” Do you think Trump will listen?