President-elect Trump Facing Criticism for Attorney General and National Security Adviser Picks

Trump's selection of Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Michael Flynn as national security adviser drawing sharp criticism.
2:31 | 11/19/16

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Trump is facing fierce criticism after announcing his choices for attorney general at national security advisor not to mention his chief strategist Steve Bannon who. Opened up and an explosive new interview about his vision for the future of America I'm ABC's Gloria Riviera is here with the backlash that T trump is already feeling. Gloria good morning. Good morning Paula that's right it's only been eleven days since the election. And speculation on who will fill out president electrons administration continues to run rampant his picks for those top three posts. That magazine interview prompting new backlash. This morning president electron supporters are defending his picks for key positions. Three of them under fire for a history of racially charged comments. Jeff Sessions is one of these smaller service in the senate. He's also been a loyal. Ally Donald Trump throughout this entire campaign. Alabama senator Jeff Sessions selected for attorney general serve Disney federal prosecutor before his decades long career on Capitol Hill. And was unopposed in his last election. But claims of racism have followed the conservatives who was accused of calling an African American colleague in the US attorney's office boy. A charge he denied during this 1986 testimony to the US senate which rejected his confirmation to a federal judgeship. I am not a right isn't sessions denies those charges to this day. Still the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus calling senator sessions civil rights record appalling. Lieutenant general Michael Flynn tapped for national security advisor gets high praise for his intelligence work former CIA director Mike heating complementing Flint. Saying he has been incredibly successful in the fight against terrorism. But he's also been criticized for recent comments tweeting that fear of Muslims is rational. And this August 2016. Speech on Islam so slight chance. And it's and it's like I. It's like holiday cancer but trounce most controversial pick may be his chief White House strategists Steve Bannon. The former head of bright Barton media has been vilified as a racist and an anti semite charges he did nice. But Bennett seems to boast about being scorned by his opponents telling the Hollywood reporter that darkness is good. Ben and tells the magazine Dick Cheney Darth Vader Satan that's power. One labelled banned in does reject is the term white Nationalists instead he argues he is simply a nationalist or an economic nationalist Dan Paula. Yeah we're gonna site about Steve Bannon much more as the broadcast continues Gloria thank you.

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