Southern Poverty Law Center

Trump: brand ambassador for white supremacists

Trump: brand ambassador for white supremacists

When the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, learned of the massacre of 50 worshipers by an anti-Muslim extremist, many reacted the way a lot of Americans do when the reality of hate strikes their communities: with shock and denial that this is anything more than aberrant behavior by a kook in their midst.

But the killer this time reminds us that hate in its most toxic forms is deeply-rooted, rampant and transglobal. The mass murderer in New Zealand is an Australian who sings the praises of President Donald Trump (“a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose”) and Dylann Roof, the American racist who slaughtered nine black worshipers at a prayer service in Charleston,...

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