While Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives and were blown out in Senate vote totals in last week’s midterm elections, white supremacists are celebrating and hopeful the results will make it easier to establish a white ethnostate, reports CNN’s Sara Sidner.
“White nationalists see this as a win for them. They want to create a white ethnostate,” she said. “When they hear the words of certain Republicans and the president, they think they are talking directly to them.”
Sidner looked at some disturbing racist propaganda and said it closely mirrors mainstream Republican talking points.
“When President Trump celebrated the Senate victory, so did white supremacists,” she said. “They revelled in the re-election of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has a history of making racist remarks,” she said.
Trump is effectively normalizing the attitudes of Nazis and white supremacists.
“The key for white nationalists and members of the KKK is to try to normalize the way they hate and normalize some of the words they use, some of the memes they use to make it mainstream,” she said. “They can see it happening in the leadership.”