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Breitbart News unhappy with Trump over picking Andy Pudzer as labor secretary

Dec 09, 2016 08:03 AM EST

President-elect Donald Trump is generally a blue-eyed boy of the right-wing minds and media but on Thursday (December 8), he faced the wrath of an unlikely group over his choice of Andrew Puzder to lead the Labor Department.

Breitbart News, a right-wing media organization which was taken even further right by Steve Bannon, the chief strategist for the incoming Trump Presidency, published an article which took a dig at the decision to pick Puzder.

The article in Breitbart News, which backed Trump's candidacy for the top post, said Puzder "stands diametrically opposed to Trump's signature issues on trade and immigration".

The article accused Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, of preferring "foreign labor to American workers" and seeking to "import foreign workers to fill U.S. jobs". Sixty-six-year-old Puzder said the reason for his preference for foreign laborers to American workers is that he feels the former are more grateful and have a better "attitude", said the Breitbart News story.

The piece by Julia Hahn also cited various op-eds that Pudzer has penned over the years expressing support for the immigrants - who Trump and his supporters have not seen through compassionate eyes.

Soon after Pudzer was officially picked as the labor secretary, Breitbart News published another article which called the former a "cheap-labor, migration-boosting employer". The article also promoted the hashtag #NeverPudzer.

In November end, too, Breitbart had expressed frustration over Trump's announcement that he did not wish to pursue an investigation into former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's private email server issue.

"Broken Promise: Trump 'Doesn't Wish to Pursue' Clinton Email Charges," a lead story headline on the news site had read. That Breitbart felt unhappy with Trump caught the attraction of the social media with senior journalist McKay Coppins saying it was likely that media organization would occasionally differ with Trump to create "some veneer of independence".

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