Monday, August 29, 2016

VOTE 2016 - The Ultra Alt-Right

aka 'The Nazi Want-to-Be Followers of the Trump-the-Bully'

"Why the ‘alt-right' is coming out of online chat rooms to support Trump" PBS NewsHour 8/25/2016


SUMMARY:  Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals.  These members of the so-called "alt-right" have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls.  John Yang interviews the Washington Free Beacon's Matthew Continetti and The Washington Post's David Weigel about the alt-right's "hierarchical" tendencies and potential impact on conservatism.

JOHN YANG (NewsHour):  Today, Hillary Clinton debuted a fresh line of attack against Donald Trump.

HILLARY CLINTON (D), Presidential Nominee:  That is what I want to make clear today.  A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the Internet, should never run our government or command our military.


JOHN YANG:  This comes a little more than a week after Trump made Steve Bannon his campaign's CEO.

Bannon is on leave from his job as executive chairman of Breitbart News, a Web site Bannon has called a platform for something called the alt-right.  It's a movement that lives largely online, rejects mainstream conservative politics, and is linked to nationalist and white supremacist sentiments.

Clinton said Trump has echoed alt-right rhetoric.

HILLARY CLINTON:  All of this adds up to something we have never seen before.  Now, of course, there's always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, a lot of arising from racial resentment.  But it's never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone, until now.

JOHN YANG:  Clinton's campaign backed up their candidate's message online with this new video that includes a Ku Klux Klan member expressing support for Trump.

MAN:  Donald Trump would be best for the job.

QUESTION:  For President?

MAN:  Yes.

MAN:  I am a farmer and white nationalist.  Support Donald Trump.

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