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Discussion => Politics => Topic started by: CU1994 on May 15, 2019, 09:58:27 AM

Title: US alt-right leader: No Charlottesville without Trump
Post by: CU1994 on May 15, 2019, 09:58:27 AM
There you have it.  :popcorn:

US alt-right leader: No Charlottesville without Trump

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-alt-leader-no-charlottesville-without-trump-211142312.html

Washington (AFP) - An organizer of a notorious white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia, nearly two years ago said it would not have taken place had Donald Trump not become president.

"There is no question that Charlottesville wouldn't have occurred without Trump," Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called "alt-right," said in an interview with The Atlantic magazine.

"It really was because of his campaign and this new potential for a nationalist candidate who was resonating with the public in a very intense way," Spencer said.

"The alt-right found something in Trump," he said. "He changed the paradigm and made this kind of public presence of the alt-right possible."

A 21-year-old neo-Nazi is serving life in prison after driving his car into a group of counter-protestors following the August 2017 gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville.

A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and dozens of other people injured when James Alex Fields Jr drove his car into the crowd.

The counter-protesters had gathered in opposition to the white supremacists who had come to the university town ostensibly to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

Trump has been accused of giving tacit encouragement to white supremacists by failing to unequivocally condemn their ideology and his anti-immigration policies have mostly targeted Muslims, Africans and Latinos.
Title: Re: US alt-right leader: No Charlottesville without Trump
Post by: ‘87 Alum on May 15, 2019, 10:11:15 AM
He’s a very fine person, per trump.......
Title: Re: US alt-right leader: No Charlottesville without Trump
Post by: ‘87 Alum on May 15, 2019, 12:18:57 PM
The absolute avoidance and silence from y and OldCoon is not surprising. We already know they openly run from the truth.  Thus, the clear explanation of their avoidance & silence on this.
Title: Re: US alt-right leader: No Charlottesville without Trump
Post by: y04185 on May 15, 2019, 03:02:15 PM
He's lying through his teeth.  He's still pissed off because his president, Donald John Trump, fired him.