The Southern Poverty Law Center reported that Spencer is far from the only white nationalist who’s publicly turned on Trump, as evidenced by a tweet thread he made last week.
“Trump misfired before he took office—appointing the very people he ran against,” the white nationalist tweeted. “As I played out in 2016, Trump basically had a year and a half to enact lasting immigration reform.”
“Trump didn’t seize this moment,” he added. “He instead enacted Paul Ryan’s agenda. Throughout 2017-18, we got lots of hilarious tweets but, policy-wise, Trump’s presidency differed little from what we could have expected from Jeb or Marco.”
“The Trump moment is over, and it’s time for us to move on,” Spencer concluded.
Indeed, Trump misfired before he took office—appointing the very people he ran against. As I played out in 2016, Trump basically had a year and a half to enact lasting immigration reform. The Midterms are always tricky and once 2019 rolls around, it's election season once again.# p #6_20 # ad skipped = true #
— Richard 🐇 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) November 20, 2018# p #7_20 # ad skipped = true #
The Trump moment is over, and it's time for us to move on.# p #8_20 # ad skipped = true #
— Richard 🐇 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) November 20, 2018# p #9_20 # ad skipped = true #
The SPLC noted that Greg Johnson of the white nationalist website Counter-Currents called the GOP’s midterm losses in 2018 “a near-death experience for the Right, especially White Nationalists.”
“We should know by now that we can’t depend upon Republicans,” Johnson wrote in his moratorium on the midterms. “And Trump himself is at best on probation. We can only depend on ourselves. … Trump is not the last chance for the white race in North America.”
Patrick Casey, the leader of the “white identity” group Identity Evropa who earlier in the month posted photos of his garden tour at the White House, had a similar assessment to Johnson and Spencer.
Although Trump has “racked up some achievements” in foreign and domestic matters, Casey tweeted on November 16, he’s “growing increasingly concerned” about the president far-right activists once considered a “white nationalist president.”
“My work with @IdentityEvropa will continue either way, and my guys know better than to count on Trump saving the day,” the white nationalist leader wrote. “Unless Trump becomes an authoritatian [sic], Caesar-like leader, but that’s clearly wishful thinking.”
Trump has, to be fair, racked up some achievements: Supreme Court nominations, other judicial appointments, Korean peace, killing TPP, etc.# p #15_20 # ad skipped = true #
However significant these may be, they’re ultimately overshadowed by a lack of progress on the definitive Trumpian issue: immigration.# p #16_20 # ad skipped = true #
— Patrick Casey 🇺🇸 (@PatrickCaseyUSA) November 16, 2018# p #17_20 # ad skipped = true #
…unless Trump becomes an authoritatian, Caesar-like leader, but that’s clearly wishful thinking.# p #18_20 # ad skipped = true #
— Patrick Casey 🇺🇸 (@PatrickCaseyUSA) November 16, 2018# p #19_20 # ad skipped = true #
Read the entire report on white nationalists’ rocky relationship with Trump via the SPLC.