Trump Retweets Racist ‘White Genocide’ Twitter Account
After months of echoing the American racist right—promising to catalogue all American Muslims, accusing immigrants of being rapists, proposing to build a wall covering the entire U.S.-Mexico border—Donald Trump was caught retweeting a racist Twitter account.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2016
Trump used his official Twitter account to retweet the account @WhiteGenocideTM. The account, which has claimed “Hitler SAVED Europe” and that “Jews/Israel did 9/11,” is named after an increasingly popular racist idea that white nationalist have worked hard to push into the mainstream –– the idea of “white genocide.”
White genocide is an idea that white people, far from ruling most of the developed world, are actually being subjected to a genocide that will ultimately wipe out their race. In recent years, the idea has been spread through something known as the “The Mantra,” a 221-word attack on multiculturalism written by Robert Whitaker, a cantankerous segregationist making a presidential bid this year on the racist American Freedom Party ticket. The Mantra ends with the phrase, “Anti-racist is code word for anti-white.”
Already, the Tweet has garnered considerable attention on the racist right. On Stormfront, the nation’s largest white supremacist website, the user Fading Light said, “[T]his is a GOOD thing. [Trump] willingly retweeted the name. The name was chosen to raise awareness of our plight. Helped propagate it. We should be grateful.”
Another user on Stormfront, “DarkWorld423,” said, “A resounding applause to you, Herr Trump. And please pay no mind to the anti-White idiots insulting you.”
Donald Trump retweeted an account named “White Genocide“. Let that sink in for a moment.
This isn’t the first time Donald Trump went to Twitter to promote racism.
- Donald Trump Tweets the UK is Hiding a Muslim Problem
- Trump Tweets Wildly Racist and Inaccurate Stats
- Trump Tweets Attack on Jeb Bush for ‘Speaking Mexican’
- Donald Trump Tweets Racially Charged Jab at Jeb Bush’s Wife
And it isn’t even the last time Trump reweeted from the same Nazi-sympathizing white supremacist Twitter account.