Chris Patten is not a fan of Donald Trump. He has called the American president-elect “an existential threat,” saying his insulting comments about marginalized groups such as Muslims, Mexicans, women and people with disabilities, imperil the values that are fundamental to America’s identity.
Speaking at a sold-out event at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong titled A World After Trump and Brexit, Patten, the last governor of the former British colony, laid out his fears for the future and growing nationalism.
“It would be a terrible error if Mr Trump was seen to be celebrating the whiteness of the American society, without recognizing all other colors that go to make up the extraordinary American flag,” said Patten, a member of the British House of Lords and chancellor of Oxford University.
Patten pushed his critique even further by connecting Trump’s new White House strategist, Steve Bannon, with the support of the Ku Klux Klan.
His remarks came after a question from the floor asked what advice he would give Trump to ease the fears that have gripped governments and people all around the world.
“I would probably cancel the appointment of the chairman of Breitbart as his main strategic adviser,” Patten said.
“Anybody whose appointment is so enthusiastically welcomed by the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is not somebody I’d like to spend an evening with.”
When Bannon was appointed head strategist earlier this month, it was applauded by a number of far-right groups and supporters, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke who told CNN: “I think that’s excellent.”
Where’s another heart attack when you need one.
Patten is the day before yesterday’s man and should, ideally be silent.
Perspective is all, Mr. Trump’s remarks have been widely and wildly misconstrued, misquoted and taken out of context. Doesn’t speak well of the former governor
Patten is a has been, nobody cares what a COLONIAL administrator has to say. You are a SLAVE, A SERVANT of the other masters of the universe and your upset that your apple cart has been toppled by it sucks to say it, the NEW masters of the universe!!! Shut the hell up, I’m tired of the hysteria, let the man do his job and we’ll talk again in 4 years.
Bannon owned a piece of Seinfeld through a deal with a production company.
Would a member of the KKK want to own Seinfeld? I don’t think so.
This author hasn’t done even the most rudimentary review of Bannon..
I probably should mention that Andrew Breitbart was Jewish. Would a member of the KKK work directly with or for a Jew?
The Brits can claim a truly disproportionate share of the most insufferable folks on Earth.
The Communist Party USA and its sundry metastases feted the rise of Obama as giddily as the KKK lauds Trump’s. But not all Bad Guys are created equal, it seems.
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