White nationalist leader: ‘Every alt-right Nazi I know is volunteering for the Trump campaign’
Although Donald Trump has repeatedly disavowed the support of David Duke and other white nationalists, they’ve never stopped loving him or his campaign.
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.
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.
Infamous former Klan leader David Duke was similarly giddy about what Trump’s campaign had done for his movement, and he told the LA Times that “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.”