Pelosi calls top Trump security adviser 'white supremacist'

Pelosi calls top Trump security adviser 'white supremacist'

February 2nd, 2017 by Associated Press in National Political

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. responds to questions about President Donald Trump's actions and agenda, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a top aide to President Donald Trump is a white supremacist.

At her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi didn't mention Steve Bannon by name. But she was clearly referring to the former head of Breitbart News, a conservative website.

Pelosi said it was stunning that Trump would appoint a white supremacist to the National Security Council.

Trump has appointed Bannon to the powerful National Security Council Principals Committee.

Under Bannon's guidance, Breitbart grew into one of the right's most powerful voices as it took on establishment Republicans. Critics have accused Bannon of allowing the website to become a platform for the white nationalists, a charge Bannon has denied.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.