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09/30/2016 12:01 am ET Updated Sep 30, 2016

'Virtually Every Alt-Right Nazi I Know Is Volunteering For The Trump Campaign'

More white supremacists come out for the Republican presidential candidate.
A white supremacist tells the Los Angeles Times that neo-Nazis are volunteering for the Donald Trump campaign.  
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A white supremacist tells the Los Angeles Times that neo-Nazis are volunteering for the Donald Trump campaign.  

It seems Donald Trump has united one group of voters: Neo-Nazis.

“Trump had me at ‘build a wall,’” Andrew Anglin, editor of the white supremacist website Daily Stormer, told the Los Angeles Times. “Virtually every alt-right Nazi I know is volunteering for the Trump campaign.”

The comments confirm reports from throughout the campaign season that white supremacists were mobilizing for the Republican presidential candidate and excited by his platform. Trump has picked up endorsements from leaders and publications in the neo-Nazi movement since early in his candidacy. Some members of the movement have even made robocalls on his behalf.

Although Trump has disavowed their support, he hasn’t always done so quickly. He’s also retweeted white supremacists and shared neo-Nazi memes

It’s been concerning that [Donald Trump] hasn’t spoken out forcefully against these people,” Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, told The Hill over the summer. “It is outrageous to think that the candidate is sourcing material from some of the worst elements in our society.” 

 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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