President Trump’s removal of Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council seems to be the chatter of the day and apparently it’s caught the attention of politicians and political watchers from the Black space who don’t seem like they’ll miss the former Breitbart.com executive in the high level position.
In fact, there’s some funny tweets and memes going around the web poking fun at Trump’s newly demoted sidekick, who has been heavily associated with populist politics and the White supremacist rhetoric of the conservative website. Here are some of the best ones that have popped up since the news broke Wednesday morning.
Of course Rev. Jesse Jackson didn’t hesitate to make it known that he apparently wasn’t sorry about Bannon’s departure.
Stephen Bannon removed from the National Security Council, hopefully it’s not fake news.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) April 5, 2017
Congresswoman Barbara Lee had more to say than 140 characters would allow, so she released a full statement.
Steve Bannon’s fringe views & sick ideology still infect the White House. My statement 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/cYL2REM8fk
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) April 5, 2017
Political commentator and former member of the Clinton White House staff, Keith Boykin, never trusted Bannon in the job. Apparently neither does Donald Trump, which is why he got booted.
Buried in the Steve Bannon story is a WH admission that Michael Flynn could not be trusted on national security. https://t.co/qeYy1bM5I4 pic.twitter.com/yM5Z1wvpSW
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 5, 2017
Even though Bannon was in the White House for less than three months, that was too much time for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who suspects something bigger is at play.
#SteveBannon‘s removal from the NSC is LONG overdue. I’ll tell you this much, where there’s smoke there’s fire!
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) April 5, 2017
This one coins a new term for getting sacked.
Steve Bannon wasn’t removed, he was alt-promoted.
— Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) April 5, 2017
Actor Jeffrey Wright actually is giving a tongue-in-cheek “I told you so,” referring back to an earlier tweet.
On the Steve Bannon news, allow me to circle back to this.👇🏾 https://t.co/HVHlF8ZnJE
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 5, 2017
Rep. Yvette Clarke reminds us that Bannon wasn’t exactly fired. He’s still Trump’s chief strategist, but she feels he should get completely swept out.
Now, @realDonaldTrump should remove #Bannon from the White House entirely. https://t.co/XwyKYw4qbi
— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) April 5, 2017
Okay, this one isn’t necessarily from the Black space, but it’s still funny.
Steve Bannon and Paul Ryan after the House failed to vote on an ACA replacement (2017) pic.twitter.com/dfzSvBfkaL
— 🔷MEMES&stuff🔷 (@DankMemes_ONLY) March 26, 2017
And Ice Cube is always available for social media users to help drive the point home.
I’m not entirely sure why #SteveBannon was on the NSC in the first place, but thank God Cheeto kicked that Nazi scum out of there. pic.twitter.com/euuQjgJEGZ
— Killin Me Smalls (@Stihl_kickin) April 5, 2017