The politics of white supremacists manifested after Donald Trump failed to quickly articulate disapproval for the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke. But what do white supremacists think about Trump and his campaign?
Some people think that we shouldn’t ask such a question because covering the beliefs of white supremacists gives voice to their message. I disagree. It’s important to understand others in the political process, especially when their beliefs and actions are diametrically opposed to one’s own politics.
To see what white supremacists are saying, I went to Storm Front, a bulletin board and forum for white supremacists. Storm Front has been a national site for years, but it has reportedly seen a rise in readers since Trump’s campaign began. Members can post news articles and respond to each other. Reading Storm Front is best way to eavesdrop on what those in white supremacist movements think about events.
Here are five things I found this time around when looking at responses to Trump and his statements.
Warning: I include actual quotes from posts in all of their vulgarity and obscenity.
1. They are (surprisingly) united around Trump
Trump voters are concerned about two issues. The wall and the muzzer ban. that simple. Make America White Again. Get it. Your HIRED.
Well, [“Making America great again”] is a White thing. Negroes and mestizos sure aren’t going to do it. The jews? Yeah, they’ll get right on making America great again. Making America great again is a purely White thing, so it is fitting to use as a purely White slogan.
Anyone who follows white supremacists knows that it is a divided movement. They all despise the same groups and take pride in being white, but they hold widely divergent views on religion, nationalism, strategies, and goals. Trump, however, is a unifier. He isn’t their ideal candidate; they disagree with him on some issues; but he is accepted as someone who gives voice to their politics. No other candidate in the field comes close to having the support that Trump does.
2. They see a lack of condemnation as an endorsement
Just because Trump deigns to give an incredibly spare ‘I disavow’ don’t believe that hurts Duke’s feelings one bit, and neither should it ours.
David Duke first supported Trump in August. At the time, Trump declined the support by stating that he didn’t need any endorsements. As Storm Front member responded, “That’s a little encouraging. He could have called Duke an ‘antisemite,’ or ‘racist’ but simply left it at that.”
When Trump refused to disavow Duke or the KKK during his interview on CNN, Storm Front loved it. One called it the best political moment of his/her life. Trump later stated that he actually did disavow Duke. This did not offend anyone on Storm Front. They saw it as a necessary response to the media that had no bearing on what Trump really believed.
3. The controversy is a Jewish conspiracy
Donald just told “big joo” to piss up a rope.
Jews are masters of propaganda, lies, and stuff like that, but Trump is a greater master of marketing. Trump is the messiah for the white race. Trump is making the Jews and their servile lackeys look really stupid. They’re just flopping and floundering. They try everything but nothing works. They can’t stop the Trump Train, because it has no brakes!
The Jews control the media—that is one belief held by nearly every white supremacist. Trump’s non-response to the question on Duke and the KKK was viewed as giving Jews in the media the finger. The media’s response to the story was not, to white supremacists, a real controversy but one caused by Jews who were going to use it to bring down Trump. Some saw Trump as being naive or foolish for playing into the Jews’ hand; others saw Trump as a superior strategist who would finally break through the hold that Jews have on the election.
4. Trump must be quiet about white supremacy so that he can win the election
Thank you,I have been saying the same thing for ages ,don`t give any ammo to the chosenites,they know how to twist the minds of the sheeple,keep it quiet until we get the power to do something about it.it shouldn`t be so difficult,and it is the smart thing to do.
Of course, Donald is trying to win an election within a jewed American political system. From a practical standpoint, he can take the compromise strategy he has apparently taken. Make a minimalist disavowal statement, ignore the phony Anti-White hullabaloo, and continue on with his crushing, implied, Pro-White-America campaign.
The goal is to have Trump win the White House. White supremacists know that they are a minority that is kept out of mainstream politics. Granted, they think that this isn’t because their views are repugnant—they blame it on Jews and others who have convinced everyone else that whites are the same as everyone else. They do not need Trump to acknowledge them. What they want is Trump to win. Then and only then do they believe he can work for them.
5. They don’t like Trump’s support for Israel (but they’re optimistic he’ll change)
White interests can only be forwarded by pragmatism. If Trump is ready to stop immigration and clear the illegal immigrant situation, hopefully triggering European leaders to follow suit, than that is in the best interest of the white race. If he is a jew lover on the side, we can’t do anything about it. We work with him on the immigration issues and we leave him on the Jew issues. Once the immigration issue is resolved in white lands, we can turn to other issues.
David Duke says that he doesn’t “endorse” Trump even though he and others should vote for Trump. I’m not sure what these means, but it’s an important distinction for white supremacists. They won’t “endorse” Trump because they don’t agree with him on everything. The biggest disagreement is on Israel. Trump fully supports Israel. White supremacists, not surprisingly, see U.S. support for Israel as part of a Zionist conspiracy.
Is this a deal breaker? Some white supremacists think it is. Some think that once Trump is president, then he will put America first and not support Israel. Most see it as the one place of disagreement that is out-weighted by his immigration and anti-Muslim stances.