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The chilling story of how Trump took hate groups mainstream

Original story at Mother Jones• 10 mentions • 1 week ago

Mother Jones 1 week ago

 
The first warning sign that something new was brewing came in June 2015, as Donald Trump joined the crowded field vying for the Republican presidential nomination. In the extravagant lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, he announced he would build a wall to keep out Mexican criminals and “rapists.” “I urge all readers of this site to do whatever they can to make Donald Trump President,” wrote Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, 12 days later. Anglin, a 32-year-old skinhead who wears an Aryan “Black Sun” tattoo on his chest and riffs about the inferior ...
 
 
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13 Aug
Kavita N. Ramdas @kramdas
RT @MotherJones: We warned you, America. https://t.co/zYjch1wZnN
13 Aug
Auriandra @Auriandra
MotherJones (Oct): How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream https://t.co/YSlevdEs7d The full story of his connection with far-right extremists.
13 Aug
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RT @MotherJones: Here's the full story of Trump's connection to the white supremacists in #Charlottesville https://t.co/zYjch1wZnN
12 Aug
Clara Jeffery @ClaraJeffery
That Trump didn't condemn the Nazis and assorted fascists isn't surprising. Been his MO all along: https://t.co/FarVpsfUjg
12 Aug
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RT @MotherJones: Here's the full story of Trump's connection to the white supremacists in #Charlottesville https://t.co/zYjch1wZnN
12 Aug
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RT @MotherJones: Here's the full story of Trump's connection to the white supremacists in #Charlottesville https://t.co/zYjch1wZnN
12 Aug
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12 Aug
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Here's the full story of Trump's connection with white supremacists https://t.co/zYjch1wZnN #UVA