Donald Trump’s campaign has ties to yet another notorious white supremacist. James Edwards is the host of an openly “pro-white” radio show, the Political Cesspool. Some of James Edward’s previous guests on the show have included Neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and leaders of the Ku Klux Klan. The show’s website proclaims that it wishes “to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility.” James Edwards has also claimed that Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream is our nightmare,” “interracial sex is white genocide,” and “slavery is the greatest thing that ever happened to” African-Americans.
But despite those beliefs, James Edwards is attending various Trump rallies as a fully credentialed member of the press, broadcasting live, as well as penning his own impressions of the rallies.
“I must admit that this rally lived up to my expectations. I’ve been saying for years on the radio that the majority of Americans fundamentally agree with us on the issues and that the neocons were generals of a phantom army. I am being proven right. Our people just needed a viable candidate and they’ve identified Trump as that man. There is no doubt that Trump’s populism and nationalism is galvanizing our nation and may change the course of American history for the better right before our very eyes.”
And in a move that the Trump campaign has declined to explain, Donald Trump, Jr. — the eldest son of Donald Trump and a campaign surrogate — gave a lengthy interview to James Edwards for his “pro-white” radio show. Edwards is openly promoting the interview both on his show and on his blog. According to Edwards, he and his fellow hosts of the “pro-white” radio show have attended Trump rallies in Illinois, Arkansas, and a rally in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to full press credentials, Edwards says Trump’s campaign gave them “VIP” parking, as well.
The interview would have been objectionable at any time, from any candidate, but coming so closely after Donald Trump received an unofficial endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, and then refused to distance himself from either Duke or white supremacists in an interview, Donald Trump Jr.’s actions are even more awkward.
Furthermore, the interview comes at a time that the Trump campaign is struggling to change perception that the real estate mogul and current GOP frontrunner’s anti-immigration plan is more than racism. With the recent endorsement by David Duke, who told his white nationalist followers that voting against Trump is “treason to your [white] heritage,” and Trump’s initial reluctance to even disavow the KKK, it’s a message that is becoming harder and harder to portray.
White supremacist James Edward, however, “thanks God” for Donald Trump.
“Quite frankly, the media is wetting itself in reaction to Donald Trump’s surging candidacy. So-called reporters and journalists must feel absolutely impotent to find that, after spending decades attempting to brainwash people with a constant inundation of unnatural ideas, their best efforts have resulted in a colossal failure. As the media watches its grip slipping away they have become desperate to paint Trump as a ‘racist.’ It’s the same old, worn out card they always play. I wrote a book about it.
“Trump has risen to the top of the polls by simply stating he will enforce our immigration laws and by showing he is a real man who won’t cower to political correctness. By throwing out some red meat to the starving base of the Republican Party he has firmly positioned himself to execute a hostile takeover the GOP. Thank God!”
It is unlikely, however, that further ties with white supremacists groups will damage Trump’s standing with his supporters. David Duke’s endorsement of Donald Trump has certainly not hurt his polling, nor did it prevent him from nearly sweeping the states during Super Tuesday.
“We’re watching history in the making,” Edwards began his three-hour broadcast from the press area of the Memphis Trump rally. “Donald Trump will be the first Republican nominee that I have ever voted for.”
James Edwards’ interview with Donald Trump, Jr., is to be aired on March 5.
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