August 20, 2016

TRUMP BASE:

Donald Trump's New Nickname for Hillary Clinton Is a Dog Whistle For White Supremacists (Ari Feldman, August 19, 2016, Forward)

"Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel," said Donald Trump at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, this week.[...]

[H]e's signaling to the far right, which despises Merkel for sullying German purity by letting in refugees.

"There is no question that the people who call him their 'glorious leader' know exactly what he's talking about," said Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. "That is the audience that is concerned about this issue. Merkel is hated by Trump's white supremacist supporters, and she and Clinton are seen in the same light." [...]

Much of this hatred of Merkel comes from Europe's Generation Identity movement, with has released videos and books accusing politicians like Merkel of trying to destroy white ethnic heritage.

"You impose tolerance and diversity but you mean self-hatred, self-denial, and self-abolishment. You love and support the foreign and hate and fight what is our own," one video states.


Posted by at August 20, 2016 1:19 PM

  

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