GOP Chairman: Racist Trump Campaign A ‘Positive’

Republican National Committee Reince Priebus praised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as a “net positive” for the political party.

Speaking to WISN in Milwaukee, Priebus gushed that Trump “brings a lot of interest to the Republican field” and has “tapped into” people angry at Washington.

Yet, Trump’s campaign has in reality tapped into a coalition of xenophobes and white supremacists who buy the reality TV host’s simplistic Latino-blaming and demonizing.

Trump launched his campaign by describing Mexican immigrants as “rapists,” and has continued to scapegoat that demographic for many of America’s ills, including gang crime and the decline of American manufacturing.

His fans are getting the message.

At Trump’s rally in Alabama, one fan told the New York Times he hoped that Trump would announce a plan to shoot Latino immigrants.

Still, others said they had plenty of advice for the man they regularly identified in conversation as “Mr. Trump.”

“Hopefully, he’s going to sit there and say, ‘When I become elected president, what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the border a vacation spot, it’s going to cost you $25 for a permit, and then you get $50 for every confirmed kill,'” said Jim Sherota, 53, who works for a landscaping company. “That’d be one nice thing.”

That was the same event where Trump supporters shouted “white power.”

Trump is building a base of support among very vocal supporters within the white power movement.

A key voice in the racist white power movement told the New Yorker the truth about the Trump moment:

Jared Taylor, the editor of American Renaissance, a white-nationalist magazine and Web site based in Oakton, Virginia, told me, in regard to Trump, “I’m sure he would repudiate any association with people like me, but his support comes from people who are more like me than he might like to admit.”

Chairman Reince Priebus takes all this in and declares it a “positive” for the same party who claims Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, as one of its legends.

We were warned.

Featured image via Michael Vadon