Albright: Bannon Is Pulling the Strings in Trump Administration
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright blasted the Trump administration on Sunday for being run by Stephen Bannon.
The Hill reports:
“I think that it is a very unfortunate image, because clearly, Mr. Bannon is more than a strategic adviser. I think he’s the person that’s pulling the strings,” Albright told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” pointing to Bannon’s place on the National Security Council’s “principals committee.”
Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 28 that restructured the National Security Council and added Bannon.
Albright, who served as the head of the State Department under President Bill Clinton and supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, said Bannon’s influence is “passing strange.”
“And I think that the influence generally of Mr. Bannon is passing strange, if I may say so, given his background and his approach to national security policy, his admiration for Lenin, a number of things that trouble me a great deal about having him be in these all-important national security meetings,” she said.
Bannon previously served as the head of Breitbart News before joining Trump’s presidential campaign as its chief executive last August.
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