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Why Twitter is talking about Steve Bannon with the hashtag #StopPresidentBannon

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Saul Franklin | 31 January, 2017, 03:14

Those reports claimed Trump had effectively downgraded the roles of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence, while promoting adviser Steve Bannon to the principals committee - which is the National Security Council, only without the president.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in an interview Sunday with ABC television that Bannon was part of "an unbelievable group of folks that are part of the NSC".

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump "has the right to decide how he's going to set up his NSC" but added that the president's arrangement "is a little different".

Many people are anxious Bannon is exerting a huge amount of power over President Trump's decisions - and #StopPresidentBannon started trending. Former national security council staffers say their day-to-day meetings and process were not governed by whatever formal instruction issued by their respective presidents. Instead Trump has included the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist, who is not an addressee on Bush's memo.

A vast majority of the content on Breitbart is categorized as being "alt-right", meaning it promotes white nationalism, populism and racist ideals.

What does this all mean for national security?

Although it isn't exactly odd for new presidents to reorganize the National Security Council, many were quick to raise concern about the inclusion of Bannon, suggesting it could be a sign of increased politicization of the key committee that amounts to the main group advising the president on national security and foreign affairs.

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Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, reviewed Donald Trump's new directive on the White House's National Security Council, and felt compelled to issue a candid assessment.

Former advisers from Republican and Democratic administrations expressed outrage and concern over Bannon's ascendency and apparent demotion of the joint chiefs chairman and DNI director in his National Security Council realignment.

"With Bannon at the table for nat sec decisions, we can expect more politically motivated discriminatory actions like we saw last week", he continued, alluding to the president's order to ban travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

-The former head of Breitbart News now has his own seat at the National Security Council table, replacing the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"They both bring a perspective and judgement and experience to bear that every president, whether they like it or not, finds useful", Gates said.

"I believe we've come partly offtrack in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union and we're starting now in the 21st century which I believe, strongly, is a crisis both of our church, a crisis of our faith, a crisis of the West, a crisis of capitalism", Bannon told a small conference at the Vatican in 2014, via video call. "Beyond that, Gibbs and I did not attend regular meetings of the NSC Principals committee or their deputies nor were we invited to weekly meetings on terrorist threats".

Bannon is well known for his nationalist views and opposition for globalisation and has been directly involved in shaping Trump's policies on immigration according to the Independent newspaper.

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