Fox News is running an article entitled, “Priebus’ First Role is Defending Colleague Bannon From Accusations of Racism, Hate.” The article states, “Bannon, the bare-knuckle media executive who led conservative news site Breitbart until taking on the role of Trump’s campaign CEO in August, is credited with blazing a populist path that helped make Trump the president-elect. But his appointment as chief strategist and senior counselor prompted critics to charge he could propel Trump down a more xenophobic path.”
The article states, “Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News and under his reign the website pushed a nationalist, anti-establishment agenda and became one of the leading outlets of the so-called alt-right — a movement often associated with the defense of ‘Western values.’” It adds, “Bannon was notably given top billing in the press release announcing the appointments, a curious arrangement giving that White House chief of staff is typically considered the most powerful West Wing job.”
Read the article here.
Questions for Discussion
- What can we learn about Stephen Bannon from this article? If you had the opportunity to ask Bannon any two questions about himself what would you ask him? Why?
- Why do you think that President-Elect Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to the role of chief strategist? What can we learn about the Trump Administration from this appointment?
- The article states, “…Priebus is seen as a consensus builder who knows how to navigate Capitol Hill.” What does it mean to know how to navigate Capitol Hill? What one thing do you know how to navigate? Describe how you would navigate this thing.
- According to the article, Preibus said, “It’s really important that all Americans understand that (Trump) is the president for everyone.” What does it mean to be the president for everyone? Do you think that Mr. Trump can be the president for everyone? Why/why not?