Although Donald Trump has publicly disavowed the support of David Duke, after first pretending not to know who David Duke and white supremacists are, and other white nationalists, they NEVER stopped loving him.
In fact, the Los Angeles Times has an interview with several leading white nationalist figures in which they crow about the ways that Trump’s campaign has given them and their ideas publicity that they never would have had otherwise, according to Brad Reed of Raw Story.
Reed says, “In return, it seems that the American neo-Nazi movement is giving Trump an army of grassroots volunteers who will proudly goosestep across the country in their quest to make America great again. For instance, recall Trump campaign volunteer Grace Tilly, who earlier this year was photographed with white supremacist tattoos adorned all over her arms.”
“Virtually every alt-right Nazi I know is volunteering for the Trump campaign,” Andrew Anglin, editor of the white nationalist Daily Stormer website, told the Los Angeles Times.
The founder and former Grand Wizard of the Louisiana-based KKKK, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke was similarly excited about what Trump’s campaign had done for his movement. He told the LA Times, “the fact that Donald Trump’s doing so well, it proves that I’m winning.”
“There’s a connection — it isn’t always policy — but a deep visceral, you could say emotional connection between the alt-right and his campaign,” said Richard Spencer, an alt-right activist who wants to transform the United States into a giant “safe space” for white people. “I think he does recognize that he has this alt-right army behind him…. I think he also realizes if he backs down, if he stops being combative, he is in danger of losing that.”
Trump’s hate speech has brought the white racists out of the woodwork to relentlessly campaign for him. When hiring someone, it is common to look for “red flags”, reasons someone should not be hired for the job. Isn’t being a bigot and being supported by violently racist neo-nazi groups a pretty big red flag for the position of President?
(Article by Jeremiah Jones)