Trump Hearts Racists–And Alex Jones

Who will be cheering for Trump on the convention floor in Cleveland? According to Dana Milbank at The Washington Post, Trump’s racist and alt-right signalling (Trump is a fan of Alex Jones, for instance) has infected his delegate list, which includes some rather unsavory characters:

[T]he Trump campaign chose prominent white nationalist William Johnson to be one of its delegates. The campaign blamed a “database error” and Johnson resigned, but the racist American Freedom Party claims it has “more delegates” on Trump’s list. Another Trump delegate was indicted recently on federal child-pornography and weapons charges, and Mother Jones magazine, which discovered Johnson’s selection, on Friday reported that another Trump delegate, David Riden, has said that U.S. leaders who abuse the Constitution should be “killed by American citizens with weapons.” And the Chicago Tribune reported that Illinois Trump delegate Lori Gayne uses the social-media handle “whitepride” and said: “I’m so angry I don’t even feel like I live in America. You can call me a racist.”

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The presidential candidate wasn’t just putting on a show for the primaries.
WASHINGTONPOST.COM|BY DANA MILBANK

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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