By: Agence France-Presse
White supremacists and neo-Nazi teams enthusiastically embraced President Donald Trump Wednesday, seeing an endorsement of their trigger in his insistence that left-wing teams had been additionally in charge for the lethal violence at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“This man is doing absolutely everything in his power to back us up and we need to have his back,” Andrew Anglin wrote on the DailyStormer, a neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic web site that acts as a hub of the intense proper.
“It’s going to be really, really hard to have any bad feelings towards Trump for a long, long time after this,” he mentioned.
Richard Spencer, the white nationalist organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally, hailed Trump’s assertion as “fair and down to earth.”
“Trump cares about the truth,” mentioned Spencer, who added he was “proud of” the president.
Trump shocked many Americans Tuesday after he strongly condemned leftist agitators as equally liable for the lethal violence at Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville.
Hundreds of so-called alt-right activists descended on the town armed with golf equipment and bats and brandishing Nazi flags and symbols, to protest plans to take down a statue of Confederate common Robert E Lee.
Violent clashes erupted between white supremacists and anti-racism counter-protesters, and a younger girl was killed when a suspected Nazi sympathizer rammed his automobile right into a crowd of demonstrators.
Trump has come beneath fireplace from different political leaders, together with a number of former presidents, for arguing that there was “blame on both sides” on the rally organized by white supremacists.
While Trump added common condemnations of Nazis and racists, teams aligned with the alt-right motion applauded his willingness to tag the left with blame.
White nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan chief David Duke took to Twitter to precise his appreciation.
“Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists,” he wrote.
Jack Posobiec, an alt-right determine whose feedback Trump has retweeted, wrote “We [are] primetime now” and “Goodnight, Alt Left” because the president spoke to reporters from the Trump Tower in New York.
Many alt-right teams who took half within the rally have since been kicked off social media websites like Facebook and Instagram, and had their webpages shut down by hosts imposing insurance policies towards hate speech and threats.
But some nonetheless managed to speak.
– Trump ‘used our talking points’ –
After being blocked by two mainstream internet hosting providers, DailyStormer resurfaced quickly Wednesday on a website utilizing a “.ru” area indicating a attainable Russian host, earlier than being shut down once more.
Anglin applauded Trump’s obvious sympathy for opponents of the elimination of Lee’s statue from a Charlottesville park.
Trump “uses our talking points –- that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are next after the Confederate monuments and that they’re trying to destroy our history.”
James Kirkpatrick, the top of VDARE, a corporation that seeks to limit immigration to white Europeans, cheered Trump for focusing the blame for violence on the leftist “antifa” — quick for anti-fascist — motion.
“President Donald Trump finally did what no-one in the Conservative Establishment would: calling out the Antifa (the “Alt-Left” in his phrases) for sparking violence on the legally-sanctioned demonstration in Charlottesville.”(AFP)