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The alt-right has lost patience and fallen out of love with Donald Trump: report

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According to a report from Vice News’ Tess Owens, the love affair between the alt-right and Donald Trump is on the rocks because the president’s policies and actions are not playing out in the way that the rightwing extremists had hoped.

Noting that the president didn’t get much in the way of rave reviews for his July Fourth extravaganza — which included him mangling history while praising the Continental Army for reclaiming the nation’s airports from the British — Owens points out that commenters on forums hosting alt-right rabble-rousing appear to have given up on Trump.

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“Online forums home to the alt-right, such as 4chan and 8chan, were filled with chatter about Disney’s decision to cast a black actress as Ariel in the upcoming live-action version of ‘The Little Mermaid,” she wrote, before observing, “Discussions around ‘Salute to America’ decidedly muted.”

According to her report, “Extremism experts say their apparent lack of interest in Trump is partly because the heyday of the ‘alt-right’ as a coordinated bloc is over — and partly because they feel betrayed by Trump, who, by operating in the political mainstream, is now tainted by the very swamp he promised to drain. Many also feel like he has failed to deliver on the sweeping immigration enforcement he promised during the campaign.”

In an interview, University of Alabama professor George Hawley said the relationship between the white nationalists may be damaged beyond repair.

“Whenever I talk about the alt-right at this point, I do so in the past tense,” he explained. “For the most part, as far as I can tell, there’s no enthusiasm within the extreme right for President Trump — which isn’t to say they’re going to become Democrats. The massive trolling operation we saw in 2016 I think is unlikely to be repeated.”

According to Patrick Casey, the leader of the American Identity Movement, Trump has failed to fulfill his “MAGA” promises.

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“Our president squandered an enormous opportunity,” Casey lamented while adding that he hopes the 2024 election will offer a candidate more in line with his views such as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

Owens notes that, “Casey and about 20 members of his group held their own flash rally over the weekend in Alexandria, Virginia. In the past, their members wore MAGA hats at their events. But this time, there were no trademark red caps in sight.”

She added, “Many of Trump’s former fans, like Richard Spencer, now ridicule the president by tweeting his name alongside Israeli and American flag emojis. Vocal anti-semites like former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, who ‘endorsed’ Trump in 2016, has completely turned his back on the president,” before pointing out that some alt-righters are now throwing their support behind Democratic lawmaker Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) “due to her non-interventionist policies,” although she has rejected their support.

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“Trump was a candidate they were genuinely enthused about,” Alabama’s Hawley added. “They weren’t as excited about Romney or McCain. I think we’re headed to a situation much like the previous status quo, of the extreme right being more or less indifferent when it comes to their preferences of Republicans and Democrats.”

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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