Not the Most Difficult Question
Hatred is Injected in the Virginia Republican Primary
The Trump apologists were dealt a heavy blow this week when news emerged about his former
campaign head essentially agreeing with a vicious white supremacist who took
his hatred to Charlottesville. Here
is what Richard Spencer, the proponent of Confederate value stands for.
Once an obscure Internet figure promoting white identity, Spencer rose to prominence during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He coined the term “alt-right” — referring to a small, far-right movement that seeks a whites-only state. Trump denounced the alt-right, but Spencer’s followers have counted his victory as a win for the movement. as Trump espoused hard-right stances on undocumented immigrants, Muslims and political correctness
Spencer’s protests in
have resulted in a spate of anti-Semitic attacks on that city’s mayor.
Signer, a Jewish author and lawyer who became mayor in January 2016, soon drew a hail of racist and anti-Semitic assaults on Twitter. They began Sunday and kept coming Monday.
“I smell Jew,” one message said. “If so, you are going back to
But you will not stay in power here. Not for long.” Israel
A Republican primary for Governor is coming up. One candidate, Corey Stewart, is exploiting hatred.
Corey A. Stewart, one of three Republican gubernatorial contenders, made the preservation of the state’s Confederate memorials a rallying cry for his campaign. There is no indication that he attended the rallies. But unlike the two other Republicans and two Democrats in the race — all of whom condemned Spencer’s explicitly racial appeals — Stewart did not comment as the events made national news.
And notice this about Stewart.
Stewart has also held several rallies at the Lee statue and elsewhere, criticizing the planned removal as “historical vandalism” and unfurling the Confederate flag at several events. He is chairman of the Prince William Board of
County Supervisors and was chairman of Trump’s campaign until
he was fired in October for participating in a protest “establishment pukes” at
the Republican National Committee headquarters. Virginia
Yep, not fired because of his racist pro Confederate views, fired because he protested the RNC.
Supporting Confederate racism is not a problem for Trump Republicans.