The core constituency of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is comprised of ignorant racists, which is easily evidenced by noting Trump’s campaign donors. The Trump campaign accepted donations from two high-profile white nationalists who both publish hideously vile racist websites.
Michael Polignano is in charge of Counter-Currents.com, which regularly features articles about white pride and edifies Hitler as a hero. He also says former Imperial Wizard of the KKK David Duke is an inspiration. Polignano is a self-described “racist” which he wears as “a badge of honor.” Quite an honor indeed, if one is looking to go down in the history books on the wrong side of everything. Polignano is known to have wrote “Jews have to leave America” because they are the root of all out problem, that the white people are superior to black, and that history books are filled with “more than a century of lies about the Civil War and Reconstruction, and more than half a century of lies about the Third Reich and World War II.”
He’s also known for such appalling statements such as “compared to Whites, Blacks also have lower IQs and levels of empathy, weaker senses of personal efficacy and responsibility, greater propensities to sociopathy and psychosis, fewer behavioral inhibitions, greater impulsiveness, higher sexual activity and lower parental investment, etc.”
Peter Brimelow is the editor of VDare.com which is an anti-immigration website. Obviously, Brimelow’s family is of Native American descent, but he appears strangely pale for that to be true. VDare.com is one of the largest anti-immigration websites in the world and regularly publishes articles from racists, bigots, and hate-mongers.
Both Polignano and Brimelow have been noted to have made substantial donations to Trump’s campaign, but the exact amounts can not be confirmed until FEC filings are released in the next few weeks. In the past, Trump’s campaign has rejected donations from leaders of racist movements as was the case with a $250 donation from William Daniel Johnson. However, Trump’s campaign only returned Johnson’s money after his donation was pointed out by members of the media. It remains to be seen if Trump’s campaign will once again be guilted into returning funds donated from racists whose funds were likely generated through disseminating hateful propaganda.
While the right-wing was outraged last week with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s description of Trump’s supporters as being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it,” these individuals certainly fit the bill.
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Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.