Sunday, on the CNN show State of the Union, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio took the side of Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and agreed with her position that the White House is full of white supremacists. On the show, Brown said, “I agree that Steve Bannon is a white supremacist, and Stephen Miller seems to be. And I know that studies have shown that they have their allies sprinkled around the White House.” Bannon is the president’s former chief strategist and runs Breitbart News. Miller is a policy advisor for the president. These are very harsh accusations by Senator Brown and it raises the question: Was Senator Brown right in his accusations?
People who believe Senator Brown was right with his accusations believe that President Trump has surrounded himself with people who are white supremacists. They point to the policies of the Trump administration on the travel ban and building a border wall. Also, they feel the nationalist movement, that is partly fueled by media outlets such as Breitbart News, is driven by hatred for minorities. Plus, people argue that the white supremacist movement supports President Trump and they would not be doing that if they didn’t believe that the Trump administration is at least sympathetic towards their cause. Finally, they argue that there is very little minority presence in the White House and that is due to the anti minority feelings of senior White House personnel.