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New York Times Nazi couple raising money on an alt-right crowdfunding site after being fired from their jobs

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The “Nazi sympathizer” couple in New Carlisle, Ohio featured in a Sunday New York Times profile is raising money on the alt-right fundraising site “Goy Fund Me,” Los Angeles Times national correspondent Matt Pearce revealed on Tuesday.

The story, by Times reporter Richard Fausset, was widely criticized for “normalizing” Nazi sympathizers Tony and Maria Hovater.

“Communists, Antifa, and general basement-dwelling ne’er-do-wells set to work immediately, identifying their place of employment and harrassing (sic) their management into terminating them,” the Hovater Support Fund on Goy Fund Me reads. “As many of you are already aware, the New York Times released an article profiling Tony Hovater, the Chief Operations Officer, and a founding member, of the Traditionalist Worker Party.”

The Hovaters are using “Goy Fund Me” (which claims no relationship to “Go Fund Me”) after online financial services companies refused to do business with neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the wake of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, which resulted in the murder of Heather Heyer, The Verge reported in October.

PayPal, Patreon and GoFundMe all stopped processing financial transactions for white nationalists. So “Goy Fund Me” was launched, using the modern Hebrew and Yiddish word ‘goy’ to refer to funding for non-Jews, by non-Jews.

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Now the Hovaters appear to be cashing in on their white nationalist celebrity, using the niche fundraising website.

“While the holiday season is upon us and everyone is most certainly spending the majority of their money on gifts, we would like to ask that you consider donating to the Hovater Support Fund,” the page continues. “As a general movement, we must show solidarity through supporting our own and helping them back to their feet, even in times where it may be an inconvenience to us. Giving is what the spirit of Christmas is all about and we ask that this season, please dig deep and donate what you can to this wonderful newlywed couple.”

Kyle Bristow, author of the racist revenge fantasy White Apocalypse (read cringe-worthy passages here), tried to bring white nationalist Richard Spencer to Michigan State University.

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Bristow is asking his supporters to donate to the fund.

https://twitter.com/KyleBristow/status/935673245025566720

As of press time, $1,566 has been pledged from 40 people.


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Trump’s racism isn’t a grand plan to win in 2020 — he’s just a ‘blithering idiot’: GOP strategist

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President Donald Trump over the last week has made overtly racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, which has led to speculation that the president believes using racism is the key to winning reelection in 2020.

However, Republican strategist Stuart Stevens, who is currently working for Trump primary challenger Bill Weld, says it would be a mistake to confuse Trump's bigoted impulses with a well thought out battle plan.

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