'This Is Fascism' – People on Twitter Cry Out to Stop #PresidentBannon After Trump Promotes Him to National Security Council

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: Stephen "Steve" Bannon, chief strategist for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

'This Is Fascism' – People on Twitter Cry Out to Stop #PresidentBannon After Trump Promotes Him to National Security Council

Many fear the Breitbart founder is the puppet master to the president.

Published January 30, 2017

While many Americans reacted to the president’s executive orders banning refugees from Syria indefinitely and immigrants from Muslim majority countries for 90 days, another action took place that puts the country at far greater risk.

On Saturday evening, President Trump signed an executive order which gives former executive chair of Breitbart News Steve Bannon a seat on the “principals committee” of the National Security Council and simultaneously downgrades the roles of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence.  

Now, the former national intelligence chairman and director will only be able to attend national security meetings when they are covering issues in their direct areas of responsibilities, while Bannon will be given clearance to any meeting led by National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

This decision will put Bannon in a position that has formerly been reserved for generals and intelligence chiefs. Many Americans understand this move as an effort to put Bannon in a place to make top decisions regarding national security. 

  1. As the news of Bannon's promotion was announced, people on Twitter created the hashtag #StopPresidentBannon to combat the unnerving action
  2. Additionally, a man from Scotland also named Steve Bannon has received so many false tweets, he has updated his own Twitter

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

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