Alt-right. White nationalist. The press has really been putting the White Supremacy Euphemism Generator to work when it comes to describing Donald Trump and his rogue’s gallery of appointees.
But Howard Dean isn't playing around.
Dean slammed Trump's newly named chief strategist, Steve Bannon, during an interview on a Canadian news program.
Speaking about Trump, Dean said, "He's a complicated guy. He appoints a reasonable person, who's much more conservative than I am, but for somebody who can talk to as chief of staff and then his senior adviser is a Nazi."
It’s not like Bannon is going to be offended. We are talking about the guy who expressed his admiration for Satan, and it’s not as if Bannon hasn’t filled us in on where he’s coming from ...
Trump’s presidency will “build an entirely new political movement,” Bannon added, adding that it, “will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution—conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”
The 1930s … 1930s … conservatives, populists, nationalists … hmm. Just what kind of political excitement was going on then?
"He's anti-Semitic, he's anti-black and he's anti-women," Dean said. "It's a big word, and I don't usually use it unless somebody's really anti-Semitic, really misogynist and really anti-black."
Steve Bannon, White House Nazi. It’s a neater—and more accurate—title.