Trump does the wink and nod to his white nationalist fans. He retweets them. He talks about putting up walls and keeping Muslims out of the country. He refuses to disavow David Duke claiming to not know him and he refused to disavow the KKK.
What better way to attract those who think people with brown skin are the cause of all their problems? Of course their angst is nothing but angry projection. They’re failures at life and they need to blame somebody. They are their own little group of social justice warriors blaming the “invaders” for their own issues.
It comes as no surprise then to see the Trump campaign settle on a white supremacist as a delegate in California:
The apparent ineptitude of the Donald Trump campaign has resulted in the selection as one of the hate-spewing huckster’s delegates in California a notorious white supremacist leader.
William Johnson, the leader of the American Freedom Party — a group that promotes white nationalism — was chosen as one of the presumptive GOP nominee’s Golden State delegates, according to a list of Republican delegates for the party’s upcoming primary obtained by Mother Jones magazine.
Johnson had reportedly applied directly to the Trump campaign to be a delegate and was apparently accepted earlier this week.
Nice. Then look what the campaign did:
In a series of emails to the Daily News, however, the Trump campaign first flatly denied the report altogether, then later said Johnson’s name was only included as the result of a “database error.”
Initially, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The New that the Mother Jones “report is totally false.”
“He has not, nor will he be, selected as a delegate,” Hicks said of Johnson.
But when the Daily News pointed out that Johnson was indeed listed on the California Secretary of State’s website as a delegate, Hicks said he had been included because of a “database error,” though she did not immediately clarify whether she was blaming an internal campaign error or the California Secretary of State’s office.
“Yesterday the Trump campaign submitted its list of California delegates to be certified by the Secretary of State of California. A database error led to the inclusion of a potential delegate that had been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016,” she responded.
This is such a garbage excuse. I used databases all the time. The database is only as good as what is fed into it. The notion that this was some kind of random “error” is nonsense.
Whether somebody was playing a cruel joke or his campaign is just that incompetent (the likely answer), they look like idiots for going out and shouting, “Liar, liar pants on fire!” before actually checking to see if the story was correct.
Don’t forget, Johnson was making robocalls supporting Trump:
He helped make robocalls to voters in the critical early-voting state of Iowa in January, encouraging them to support the brash billionaire.
“I am William Johnson, a farmer and a white nationalist. Support Donald Trump. I paid for this through the super PAC,” he said in one of the calls. “This call is not authorized by Donald Trump.”
Trump strikes me as the kind of guy who doesn’t care. As long as somebody is praising him, he doesn’t give a crap who that person is. Vladimir Putin is a thug but Trump immediately warmed up to him. “He said some very nice things about me,” Trump gushed at the time.
This won’t be the last of it, that is for sure.