Now that Donald Trump has won the election, he is tasked with staffing his administration.
And he has already made one key appointment in naming campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor.
The left predictably lost their mind, but Rand Paul stepped in and delivered some surprising remarks.
Prior to his hire by the Trump campaign, Bannon ran Breitbart News.
After taking over the site following founder Andrew Breitbart’s death, Bannon transitioned the conservative news site to the side of the growing populist movement.
And now liberals are trying to use that association to smear Steve Bannon and force Trump to remove him from the administration.
The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center – whose hatred of conservatives inspired a gunman to attack pro-family organizations – tweeted their outrage at President-elect Trump for appointing Bannon as Chief Strategist.
Trump should rescind this hire. In his victory speech, Trump said he intended to be president for “all Americans.” Bannon should go.
— SPLC (@splcenter) November 13, 2016
And out-going Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid, demanded for Trump to rescind Bannon’s appointment.
Liberals always smear anyone who believes in securing our borders, that police should be respected, and that U.S. sovereignty is a greater cause than globalization, as racists and bigots.
And since President-elect Trump’s victory, they are trying to derail his momentum by pressuring him to force out a key advisor.
Senator Rand Paul stepped up and defended Bannon by calling his detractors “sore losers.”
The Hill reports:
“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is defending Stephen Bannon’s prominent role in the Donald Trump White House, urging people to give the former Breitbart News executive a chance.
Bannon’s appointment to serve as President-elect Trump’s chief strategist has been met with harsh criticism from Democrats. Republicans have rushed to Bannon’s defense to counter the characterization of him as a white nationalist.
“I’ve met him. I don’t think he’s a caricature of any of these horrible things the left is bringing out about him,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Tuesday interview.
“I don’t believe him to be a racist,” he continued. “I think that’s a lot of just sour grapes. Let’s give the guy a chance; let’s see how he performs.”
When Bannon took over as CEO for the Trump campaign, he was credited with bringing focus to Trump’s populist message.
Speaking to Americans who were forgotten by elites obsessed with globalization, Trump successfully rallied voters in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to vote for the Republican ticket.
Bannon’s appointment to Chief Strategist signals to voters that Trump is serious about pushing his “America First” agenda on immigration, trade, and foreign policy.
So liberals are out to claim a scalp from the new Trump administration and derail an agenda that broke their lock on the Electoral College.