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The bigotry of Trump's cabinet

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Published on Dec 15, 2016

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Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

TRUMP: These are really really talented people

TEXT: President-elect Trump has started shaping his administration. Here’s what it looks like:

Jeff Sessions; Junior Senator, Alabama; Trump’s Attorney General

RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC: And African-American assistant U.S. attorney in Alabama testified that Mr. Sessions called him boy.

DANA BASCH, CNN: Sessions was accused of racial insensitivity, calling a black lawyer boy, a white lawyer a disgrace to his race, and and civil rights groups like the naacp unamerican.

TEXT: In 1986, Sessions was nominated to be a federal judge.

SESSIONS: I am not a racist, i am in insensitive to blacks.

SEN. TED KENNEDY: It’s inconceivable to me that a person of this attitude is qualified to be a U.S. attorney, let alone a United States federal judge.

TEXT: He was rejected. A decade later, he became a U.S. senator.

Ben Carson; retired neurosurgeon; presidential candidate, 2016; Trump’s Secretary of Housing

CARSON: I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: You think being gay is a choice?

CARSON: Absolutely.

CUOMO: Why do you say that?

CARSON: Because a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight and when they come out they’re gay.

TEXT: Rick Perry; Former Governor of Texas, Presidential Candidate 2012 & 2016; Trump’s Energy Secretary

PERRY: I may have the genetic coding that I am inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that. And I look at the homosexual issue as the same way.

TEXT: In a memo to President Obama, Rick Perry wrote: “On any given day, the Mexican border region is now beset with vicious murders, tortures, kidnappings and armed confrontations.”

STEVEN COLBERT, Comedy Central: The Washington Post reports that the Rick Perry family hunting camp once had a racially charged name. You see the hunting camp was evidently called… (sigh) phew. How do I put this?

HERMAIN CAIN: I know that you refrain from saying that word so I’m going to savor the word whiles on the rock. The name of the place was called N*****head.

TEXT: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; Retired; Trump’s National Security Advisor

FLYNN: there is a disease inside this Islamic body, it’s like cancer and it has metastasized

TWEET(Flynn): We are facing violent, but very serious and cunning radical Islamists. We can be war weary when we win. If we lose, we have nothing

TWEET (Flynn): Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL: please forward this to others: the truth fears no questions…

TEXT: Steven Mnuchin; CEO, Dune Capital Management; Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury

KBCW: Billionaire hedge fund manager and former Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin — is facing claims of discrimination. In a complaint, the nonprofits allege that One West left foreclosed properties in a state of disrepair in predominately African American, Asian American and Latino communities while keeping foreclosures in white neighborhoods in better condition.

TEXT: Stephen Bannon; Chief Executive, breitbart.com; Trump’s Chief Strategist

BANNON: We’re not cloven hooved devils, we’re not nativist, homophobe, racists.

TEXT: And yet…while Bannon was in charge, Breitbart produced stories like:

HEADLINES: Black Activists Call For Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

Donald Trump Would be the First Black President

Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew

TEXT: At least one person is happy about it:

TWEET (David Duke): Bannon, Flynn, Sessions -- Great! Senate must demand that Sessions as AG stop the massive institutional race discrimination against whites!

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