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Trump Has Retweeted at Least 4 Suspended White Nationalist Accounts Since 2016

Trump Has Retweeted at Least 4 Suspended White Nationalist Accounts Since 2016

Christchurch shooter, Brenton Tarrant, mentioned Donald Trump in his manifesto, calling him, “a symbol of renewed white identity.” The White House was quick to disassociate themselves from the shooter and his actions.

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It would be difficult, however, for the president to say that he is completely removed from the white nationalist movement. Slate is reporting that Trump, himself, has retweeted at least four known white nationalist accounts since his campaign began.

In addition to their pro-white views, all four of these accounts have been suspended from the platform. The accounts are:

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  • @whitegenocidetm – Trump retweeted a joke this user made about Jeb Bush
  • @neilturner_ – This user also referenced white genocide in his profile. Trump retweeted this user 6 times.
  • @keksec_org – This user was retweeted by the president 5 times. A list of their archived offensive tweets can be seen here
  • Jayda Fransen – Fransen is a British user who is well known for making hoax videos of Muslims attacking whites.

When the White House was asked about Trump tweeting out hoax videos, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “Whether it is a real video, the threat is real. That is what the President is talking about, that is what the President is focused on is dealing with those real threats, and those are real no matter how you look at it.”

Donald Sr. is not the only Trump who has retweeted known white nationalists. Donald Trump Jr. has also retweeted a number of suspended accounts. Among those are Vox Day and AdolfJoeBidenTM.
The White House has not commented on Slate’s story. Their take will most likely be that the president does not look at the profile before he retweets the message. Whether it is conscious or not, though, Trump has amplified the voice of a number of individuals with supremacist viewpoints.
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