Trump reorganized the National Security Council to, along with other changes, give Bannon a regular seat on the principals committee — the meetings of the most senior national security officials, including the secretaries of defense and state.
That memo also states that the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will sit on the principals committee only when the issues to be discussed pertain to their “responsibilities and expertise.”
Yeah why would you need the director of national intelligence sitting on the National Security Council. Waste of time. Clearly.
It is hard to find a single white demographic that did not come up with a Trump majority (white college-graduated women come up 51% for Hillary) and there is not a single non-white demographic that came up with a Trump majority or came anywhere near the polling margin of error.
Statistically the strongest defining feature of the Trump supporter is whiteness.
Does this mean the majority of white people actively hate people of color and voted for Trump because they wanted a racist in charge?
No. That’s not how racism works.
What it means is that, as a result of unconscious racism, a LOT of white people who do not consider themselves racist ignored Trump’s racism and voted for him anyway.
They simply did not care about people of color enough to not vote for Trump.
That’s racism’s biggest effect: apathy to the point of allowing people to die because you can’t be bothered to keep them safe.
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