Trump did not become the object of white nationalist affection simply because his positions reflect their core concerns. Extremists made him their chosen candidate and now hail him as “Emperor Trump” because he has amplified their message on social media—and, perhaps most importantly, has gone to great lengths to avoid distancing himself from the racist right.
In his tweet, since deleted, Mike mentioned my seizures and included a small video. It contained images of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character identified by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol.
Given the sheer number of white supremacists Donald Jr. follows on Twitter, he can hardly be blamed for being such a successful mouthpiece for their hate speech — if his father wasn’t running for president.