‘We cannot allow continued divisiveness to destroy our country’
Donald Trump just met with one of the most progressive members of Congress and insiders say she could be in line for a top administration job that would shock both his supporters and opponents.
Tulsi Gabbard, an Army veteran, and Hindu, was one of the more prominent supporters of Bernie Sanders when he made his White House run in 2016. And according to various reports, she’s currently being considered by Trump for a number of positions, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
The 35-year-old also previously held a leadership position at the Democratic National Committee but resigned her post when she publicly endorsed Sanders.
The Hawaii congresswoman eventually said she would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump but that hasn’t stopped the president-elect from holding a lengthy meeting with her at his Trump Tower office in New York.
“I felt it is important to take the opportunity to meet the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government,” Gabbard said in a statement after her meeting with Trump.
Surprisingly, one of Gabbard’s biggest fans is reportedly new Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Yes, the same Bannon with white nationalist ties. The Hill, says that’s because she is reportedly conservative for a Democrat on gun issues, immigration and terrorism. Specifically, she has joined Republicans in one of their pet causes of chiding President Obama for not using the phrase “Islamic extremism.”