Donald Trump seems to have picked up a troubling endorsement from American Nazi Party chairman Rocky Suhayda. According to the self-avowed white supremacist and Nazi, a Trump victory could “do wonders” for white nationalism in America and really help the pro-white cause in the U.S. The remarks were reportedly made about a month ago on the American Nazi Party member’s radio show.
Additionally, American Nazi Party chairman Suhayda anticipates a Donald Trump victory when he faces off with Hillary Clinton in November, reports Slate.
“Now, if Trump does win, okay, it’s going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists, acting intelligently to build upon that, and to go and start—you know how you have the black political caucus and what not in Congress, and, everything, to start building on something like that, okay.”
The American Nazi Party leader has spent very little time speaking out in favor of Donald Trump’s presidential bid because he knows that association with Nazis is very seldom good for a presidential campaign. However, according to the American Nazi Party chairman, Donald Trump’s inexplicable rise in the polls has clearly demonstrated that the idea of white supremacy and the pro-white cause are not nearly as unpopular among U.S. voters as some people might believe.
He even touted the “wonderful opportunity” a Donald Trump victory in November might provide for those who are interested in promoting the Nazi belief system in the United States in 2016.
“We have a wonderful OPPORTUNITY here folks, that may never come again, at the RIGHT time, Donald Trump’s campaign statements, if nothing else, have SHOWN that ‘our views’ are NOT so ‘unpopular’ as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are!”
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, the rousing endorsement from the American Nazi Party chairman isn’t the first time the former reality TV star has been associated with the Nazi Party during his campaign. As CNN reports, Donald Trump’s slogan, “America First,” has its roots in a now-defunct American political movement from the 1940s. Back then, America First was the name of an anti-Semitic group, which began at Yale and existed to convince the U.S. to “appease Adolf Hitler” during WWII.
dear @UN The American Nazi Party is endorsing Donald Trump's rise, really hoping you guys...you know? Step in?— Se'nam Palmer (@got_thall) August 7, 2016
The chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda said Donald Trump will be good for white nationalists but you wanna blame Buzzfeed?— Russell from 79th (@cypherdivine) August 7, 2016
Donald Trump was also associated repeatedly with the Nazi Party and Hitler over the course of his campaign, when he’s asked his supporters to “raise their right hands” to support him, reports CNN.
“I say jokingly, ‘Raise your hand if you swear to endorse me.’ The entire place is practically laughing and having a good time. They’re raising their hands in the form of a vote, not in the form of a salute.”
The raised right-hand salute hearkens back to the German Nazi Party’s manner of addressing and saluting Adolf Hitler.
When Donald Trump spoke out about his frequent comparison with the Nazi Party, he called it “terrible.”
“I don’t know about the Hitler comparison. I hadn’t heard that, but it’s a terrible comparison. I’m not happy about that certainly.”
The Simpsons creators have even jumped on the Nazi bandwagon with regard to Donald Trump. In a recently-released short cartoon, entitled “3 a.m.”, Trump was depicted in animated form next to a book of speeches by A. Hitler.
Donald Trump himself hasn’t particularly shied away from references to the Nazi Party throughout his political campaign. Early in his effort to secure the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump tweeted out a political image that depicted himself, the American flag, and a slew of Nazis in uniform. The tweet was later deleted, but not before it was thrust into the annals of Donald Trump campaign history.
The photograph of the Nazi soldiers superimposed behind the American flag, Donald Trump’s face, and his political plan didn’t endear Trump to many who were already pointing out parallels between his campaign platform and many of Hitler’s promises as he rose to power prior to WWII.
Buzzfeed even published a highly popular quiz which asked users to try to determine if a particular quote came from Donald Trump or Adolf Hitler.
In another social experiment that was posted on YouTube, an investigative reporter sought out Donald Trump supporters to see if they would support Hitler and the Nazi party.
Donald Trump also has a history of retweeting neo-Nazi posts.
As the 2016 presidential election draws ever nearer to its November conclusion, Donald Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton in the polls. Currently, according to a CNN report, Donald Trump is running behind Clinton by a full 8 points. Do you think that the support Donald Trump is getting from the American Nazi Party is hurting his chances at securing the White House?
Do you think that the American Nazi Party’s representative is correct when he says that a Donald Trump victory in November would be a “wonderful opportunity” for the pro-white cause in the United States?
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