How Trump mainstreamed hate

Source: Reuters [UK]
by Adele M Stan

“Shocked by the violence recently perpetrated by racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia and other liberal-leaning towns across the United States, many Americans see the rise of ‘white nationalism’ on the political landscape as a sudden, nasty surprise. In truth, it’s been around a long time, coalescing after the triumph of the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s as an alliance of various hate movements that seek, often through violence, to avoid racial mixing, and preserve what they view to be the true culture of the United States: white and European, exclusive of Jews and Muslims. Ousted Trump strategist Steve Bannon put it in context in his first interview since leaving the White House last month – and his first TV interview ever. Bannon, told Charlie Rose on the September 10 episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that America’s neo-Nazis are simply ‘getting a free ride off Donald Trump.’ In reality, Trump and Bannon are riding the winds of the nation’s rising white supremacist movement.” [editor’s note: Yet another “progressive” pundit “reporting” from within her bubble – SAT] (09/12/17)