Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Must Speak Up

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Must Speak Up

Article excerpt

Donald Trump was not my pick to lead our country. He was selected by our current election process. He is the president-elect. I must accept that. However, I am deeply troubled by Mr. Trump's naming of Steve Bannon as White House strategist. As head of far-right Breitbart News, Steve Bannon has supported white nationalism, misogyny, Islamophobia, sexism and anti-Semitism. These are not the values of our country.

The people I know who voted for Mr. Trump are not anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, sexist or white nationalists. However, the man they elected to take over the White House is clearly open to listening to these views. It remains to be seen whether he holds these views, but by giving ear to a man who has given them a platform, Mr. …

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