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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Published with permission from Media Matters for America.

Several members of Congress and a Trump campaign official gave pro-Trump interviews to white nationalist leader James Edwards and his “pro-white” radio show The Political Cesspool during the Republican National Convention. Edwards is a David Duke acolyte and “has probably done more than any of his contemporaries on the American radical right to publicly promote neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, raging anti-Semites and other extremists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Edwards pointed to his attendance at the convention as evidence that he and his radio program are going “mainstream.”

The Political Cesspool Is A White Nationalist Radio Show That Is “Unequivocally Pro-White”

The Political Cesspool States It Represents “A Philosophy That Is Pro-White.” The Political Cesspool is a Tennessee-based radio program hosted by James Edwards. The program’s statement of principles says it represents “a philosophy that is pro-White.” One of its principles reads, “We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races.” [ThePoliticalCesspool.org, accessed 7/24/16]

Edwards During RNC Show: “We’re Unequivocally Pro-White. This Is A Show That Advances The Interests Of European-Americans.” [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Edwards’ Racist Views: “MLK’s Dream Is Our Nightmare,” “Interracial Sex Is White Genocide.” Edwards has written numerous racist posts on his Political Cesspool website. He’s written that “For blacks in the Americas, slavery is the greatest thing that ever happened to them. Unfortunately, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to white Americans”; “MLK’s dream is our nightmare”; it’s “perfectly legitimate” to believe that “interracial marriage should be illegal”;  and “Interracial sex is white genocide.” [Media Matters, 3/1/16]

Civil Rights Groups: Edwards Promotes “Neo-Nazis, Holocaust Deniers, Raging Anti-Semites And Other Extremists.” The Anti-Defamation League wrote that Edwards and his program showcase “a variety of anti-Semites, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant leaders.” The Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “James Edwards has probably done more than any of his contemporaries on the American radical right to publicly promote neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, raging anti-Semites and other extremists.” [Anti-Defamation League, 6/6/08; The Southern Poverty Law Center, accessed7/24/16]

Edwards Is An Acolyte Of David Duke. Edwards says he is a “friend” and admirer of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, writing: “I can honestly tell you that there is not a single negative thing that I can say about the man.” Edwards has recorded media with Duke and said the pro-Trump radio host has “been supporting and collaborating with our radio show since its very inception.” [Media Matters, 3/1/16; YouTube.com, 8/11/13]

Edwards: “Trump Will Be The First Republican Nominee That I Have Ever Voted For.” [Media Matters,3/1/16]

Edwards Interviewed Donald Trump Jr. And Attended February Trump Rally “As A Fully Credentialed Member Of The Media.” Edwards boasted in February that he had “attended a Donald Trump rally in Memphis on Saturday night as a fully credentialed member of the media and enjoyed the unique experience of being able to air a live broadcast of The Political Cesspool Radio Program from inside the press pen while the event was in full swing.” He also taped an interview with Donald Trump Jr. which aired on Liberty Roundtable with host Sam Bushman, with Edwards appearing as a guest and questioner. Bushman is Edwards’ syndicator and friend, and he guest-hosted The Political Cesspool on February 27 while Edwards reported from the rally. The Edwards interview and credentials sparked a media firestorm. The Trump campaign subsequently ran for cover and claimed no knowledge of Edwards’ views. [Media Matters, 3/1/16, 3/2/16, 3/3/16]

James Edwards Goes “Mainstream” By Appearing At Republican National Convention With “All-Access” Media Credentials

White Nationalists Have Endorsed Trump And His Policies. The white nationalist movement has been celebrating the Republican National Convention and nominee Donald Trump. They attended his convention and other campaign events and have used Trump and the RNC to recruit followers, fundraise, and spread their message. The Trump campaign has had a series of troubling interactions with the white nationalist movement, including giving Edwards press credentials, failing to condemn white nationalist support, and retweeting them. The Republican convention also repeatedly promoted white nationalist tweets on the arena ticker. [Media Matters, 7/21/16; Time, 7/22/16]

Edwards Celebrated That The Political Cesspool Is Going “Mainstream” By Attending Events Like The RNC. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Edwards Says He Received An Invitation To “Join Us And Broadcast Live From The 2016 Republican National Convention.” Edwards said he was personally invited to attend the RNC:

JAMES EDWARDS: It all started back on April the 26th of this year, I received an email entitled, “Please join us and broadcast live from the 2016 Republican National Convention.” [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Edwards Said He Had “All-Access” Media Credentials For The Convention. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Edwards Claims His Guests “Didn’t Know Who We Were,” Says Media Will “Attack” His Interviews With “Lies.” He also predicted that the “ludicrous, malicious, disgusting maggots, the sniveling little worms” in the media will “come down” on him for his interviews with members of Congress. Edwards claimed that he had also been invited to the Democratic National Convention but declined. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool,7/23/16, 7/23/16, 7/23/16]

Trump Surrogate And Four GOP Congressmen Appeared On “Pro-White” Radio “To Sell People On Voting For Donald Trump

Edwards: “The Political Cesspool Interview[ed] A Half A Dozen Members Of The United States Congress.” Edwards stated that his show interviewed “a half a dozen members” of Congress at the RNC. During his three-hour program, Edwards aired interviews with Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Tom Cole (R-OK), Warren Davidson (R-OH), and Ted Yoho (R-FL). All of the Republican officials promoted Trump’s candidacy toThe Political Cesspool audience. Edwards later indicated he wasn’t able to air all of his recorded interviews due to time constraints. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16, 7/23/16]

Edwards Interviewed Trump Adviser Gary Berntsen, Who Was There “To Sell People On Voting For Donald Trump.” Edwards conducted an interview with Gary Berntsen, a former CIA officer who said at the start of the interview that he is “a surrogate for the campaign” and he’s “working with their policy shop.” Berntsen promoted Trump’s positions on immigration. He concluded that he’s on Edwards’ program “to sell people on voting for Donald Trump right now” and asked Edwards’ listeners for donations to the campaign and urged them to vote:

GARY BERNTSEN: Look, the point is I’m not here to sell books. I’m here to sell people on voting for Donald Trump right now and I would ask everybody who’s an American citizen anywhere in the world, donate to the cause. Make sure you get your absentee ballots in. Do everything you can to help us make America great again. [DonaldJTrump.com, 2/12/16; FoxBusiness.com, 7/22/16; Reuters, 3/15/16; Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool,7/23/16]

Edwards Interviewed Rep. Rob Bishop About His Support For Trump. Edwards’ interview with Bishop was part of his co-hosting duties with Sam Bushman for Liberty RoundTable and also aired on that program. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16; LibertyRoundTable.com, accessed 7/24/16]

Edwards Interviewed Rep. Tom Cole About His Support For Trump. During the interview, Edwards and Cole agreed that this election is the most important one of their lifetime and it’s critical to vote for Trump. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Edwards Interviewed Rep. Warren Davidson About His Support For Trump. During the interview, Edwards and Davidson criticized the media for purportedly covering for Hillary Clinton. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Edwards Interviewed Rep. Ted Yoho About His Support For Trump. Yoho pitched Edwards’ audience on the merits of voting for Trump. [Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

Yoho Defended Steve King’s Pro-White Remarks. As The New York Times noted, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) recently “questioned the historical contributions of nonwhite ‘subgroups’ during an appearance on MSNBC on Monday, igniting swift backlash online.” Edwards asked Yoho if the media took his remarks out of context; Yoho defended King and claimed his remarks were taken “out of context, absolutely.” Edwards responded that he was happy King didn’t apologize for praising “the founding stock of this nation.” [The New York Times, 7/18/16; Liberty News Radio, The Political Cesspool, 7/23/16]

65 Responses to Trump Adviser And GOP Congressmen Gave Pro-Trump Interviews To White Nationalist Radio Host At The RNC

    • There might be people who are unaware of such, no matter how typical it might be for others. Ups the ante for those who insist there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican party.

      • Usually politicians insist on knowing who they are giving their time to. If not from a friendly source they most often walk away saying “No comment”. And the word soon spreads about who to avoid. Subject: Re: Comment on Trump Adviser And GOP Congressmen Gave Pro-Trump Interviews To White Nationalist Radio Host At The RNC

  1. The false premise of the inequality of humankind has propelled the GOP, Trump, and all its surrogates to the false conclusion that race is a biological reality and therefore that the varieties in shapes, facial features, hair, cultural differences, and skin color justify the separation of the races according to categories defined originally by 16th and 17th century philosophers in Europe.

    The GOP has bought into this false premise for a variety of reasons, mainly due to basic ignorance of the reality behind being human, an inordinate lust for power at any cost, and fundamental ignorance of their own Religion and of inner meaning behind the imagery used in the Old Testament, primarily the story in Genesis about “Noah’s Curse of Ham”.

    Having come to a multitude of false conclusions based on the false premise, we have created the dark and false philosophy of Racialism, which in turn has spawned racism, and has been a driving force of slavery and other noxious social practices and attitudes as practiced in the West, in Arab/Persian cultures, and even misinforms inhabitants of Asia and Latin America. (Slavery is a world-wide phenomenon going back to Moses and prior to His Revelation. Many African cultures adopted slavery as did the Ottomans who enslaved peoples of European and African descent, as well as enslaving other Middle Easterners—I thought I should mention that because many Americans like to use the excuse that slavery is OK for Christians to practice slavery because various African tribes engaged in the practice).

    But, back to the article—The GOP goes a bit further in its use of racialism by giving tacit support of racism by its accommodation of various racist groups under its tent while trying to pretend that they abhor racism and bigotry.

    As a result, the GOP, with a lot of help from Trump’s rhetoric, are in the embarrassing situation of attracting racists of all stripes to its cause, like flies are attracted to a dead carcass. The carcass in this case is the GOP, and the flies are groups and individuals who subscribe to the anti-Christ nihilistic philosophy of Racialism such as that which is espoused by the groups mentioned in the article.

    Until the cancer of racism is totally removed from the body-politic of America, the body(society) will continue to suffer a breakdown from whatever pockets of disease still remain.

    There are certain participants in this forum who show graphically the breakdown of the souls of those individuals who we can easily identify, by the overt and coded comments.

    • Excellent post! BTW, the same is true for sexual orientation, which according to the latest Republican political platform, can be corrected with “conversion therapy”.
      Their convictions raise legitimate questions about the theory of evolution, insofar as rational thinking.

      • AND THE GOP GANG OF IDIOTS ALSO BELIEVE IM SURE BEING BLACK (curd and can be corrected with “conversion therapy”. )

  2. The Republican party reaps what it sows. Expect more varieties of bitter fruit until they tire of losing the presidency — again. Donald Trump has been so thoroughly toxic, they may lose a fair share of down-ballot races as well.
    Rooting them out of statehouses will require better input from the DNC. Better selection of Democratic candidates and better awareness of local races would be helpful. Many Democratic party offices in deep red states have been allowed to simply whither and fail. There are voters to support them, but they need the DNC’s expertise to organize their members. Good political practices are taught and learned. They are not merely “talents.”

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  3. The hypocrisy is laughable at best. NAACP, Black Panthers, CAIR and on and on. What’s wrong with someone promoting the white race? It’s OK to promote the black race, to promote LGBT, to promote Muslim’s, but not OK to promote the white race. You people are f-ed up in the head, no wonder this country is a mess.

    • What’s wrong with promoting the white race? Not enough that nearly every one of the TOP 10 wealthiest in the US are all white? Not enough that white employers for years discriminated against blacks by refusing to hire them until the EEO Act was passed to put a stop to your spiteful little white boys always in need of being superior to minorities, women and children?

      Your head was so screwed up by your hateful parents who are mostly under educated inbreds that now you and your white grossly insecure militant nut freaks think it’s okay to push back so you can start your lynchings and bombings all over again like your Mutton Chops Grandpappies and Corn Pone King Daddies loved to do?

      Time for you to burn crosses again? Time for you to get a thrill dragging black men, women and children from your Bull nosed Bully Boy pickups with that Toilet Bowl Stars and Bars flag hanging from it?

      How is it only you dipshit hicks need to promote the white race? No jobs you can do that aren’t causing you brain damage at anything BUT living wages?

      Try getting an education. You’ll be too busy to worry about the color of ANYONE’s skin.

      • Do you even realize what a vile, hate filled racist screed you just blew out of your nether region? (I didn’t think so!)

        • You can talk about hate? YOU who hates the president, hates Hillary and most of hates yourself?

          Sorry but all you nuts of the right know is Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi…You lost that one though didn’t you? Hillary made a super jerk of your boy Gowdy when she refused to back down. That’s really what you hate isn’t it?

          Women you can’t force to back down. Must be MANHOOD thing. Women refuse to back down, you’d love to punch them in the mouth to shut them up but can’t because, you’d be walking funny for the rest of your moron life.

          My teachers were PhD Dominican nuns. It’s why I have 2 published books and have ghost written over 5,000 online tech articles and you can’t move your butt to do more than pitch a bitch.

      • Typical vile liberal hater who would lop off your own nose to spite your ugly face. You hate free speech and freedom of any kind. Your bloviating does not surprise, you and your filthy, vile ilk are the enemy of America. You and your filthy , vile ilk should be culled from society. Your a disgrace to this country and your DNA. You’ll be rotting in hell soon.

        • Hell will become an even more uncomfortable place once Eleanore enters as the most highly touted new recruit since Satan.

        • Godzilla who you promoting satan himself. Go take a bath a cool yourself down. You are no better than any one else. The layer on the outside is just a layer, strip that and the only difference is the gender, so fk off you maggot.

          • Why do you fine that interesting? I find it odd that any sane person would vote for Trump, so right now at this moment I am not thinking very highly of you, as I respect NOONE that votes for that ignorant orangutan.

          • To each his own. Lets see; In the right hand we have a billionaire business man who says politically incorrect things liberals don’t like, who has created tens of thousands of jobs and will lower taxes, protect our borders,defend our national sovereignty,support cops and the military, bring back the coal industry and bring back the thousands of lost coal jobs, open our oil fields to begin the transition that will finally make us energy independent;cutting off the oil dollars to supporters of terrorism, while lowering fuel prices for lower destroy ISIS,rebuild the infrastructure and is a loyal,patriotic American. In the left hand we have a dishonest, manipulative,self centered,power hungry and money hungry, tyrant who steals primary elections,threw four Americans to the wolves for political gain,takes millions from Wahabist countries that stone adulterers to death,throw gays off of buildings and behead Christians and apostates, has promised to raise taxes,has declared that she will destroy the coal industry, sides with those who demonize and attack law enforcement officials,sold ICBM secrets to China, set up a deal that sells 20% of our Uranium to Russia knowing it will eventually end up sold to Iran and north Korea, Illegally stored TOP TOP secret NSA spy satellite information on her private server knowing that the law required it be stored in an impenetrable hardened room in an approved government building, has lied to the people for decades. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWQJd2WuCDE and wants to take away the right to own guns [a blatant violation of the second amendment] at a time that ISIS is on the rise in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCX7Cxwadb4, has never had or created a single private sector job except as a money launderer for hubby Bill at the Rose law firm,screwed the people of Haiti out of hundreds of millions of dollars after the quake. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/13/how-hillary-helped-ruin-haiti.html http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/28/we-hate-hillary-haitians-at-democratic-national-convention-say-hillary-clinton-belongs-in-jail/ etc. etc. etc. ad nauseam. I’ll take the right hand. And if you think that I give a rodent’s rectum how you feel about me,think again. As far as I’m concerned, Hillary is a traitor and anyone who knows the truth about her and still supports her is a traitor too.

      • It’s ironic how someone from the party of Jim Crow, poll taxes,George Wallace and the KKK;The top ten cities with the highest poverty rates; Detroit,Buffalo,Cincinnati,Cleveland,Miami,St. Louis,El Paso,Milwaukee,Philly and Newark. http://eaglerising.com/1912/democrats-run-americas-ten-poorest-cities/ : The ten highest crime rates[one mayor is a Democrat leaning independent]; Detroit,Oakland,Memphis,StLouis,Cleveland,Baltimore,Milwaukee,Newark and Kansas city Mo. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/democrats-run-highest-crime-cities-america can defend the party that created all that misery. It’s ionic how someone who supports the party that lies to us about guns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pELwCqz2JfE The party and candidate plotting to use deception to ban law abiding people the right to own firearms. http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/07/25/breaking-democrat-delegate-confesses-clinton-plot-ban-guns/ The party that advocates the stupid,suicidal creation of Gun free zones with signs stating that fact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYL0yN110go Finally It ironic that you can support a proven liar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWQJd2WuCDE and someone who colluded with the media and the DNC and it’s chairwoman Debby [I know nothing] Wasserman Schultz to steal the nomination. https://www.facebook.com/HowHillaryClintonStoleTheNomination/. You support the people who created the shithole we are in now and yet have the unmitigated gall to call others uneducated inbred hillbillies?Brain damaged dipshit hicks? https://www.facebook.com/HowHillaryClintonStoleTheNomination/ How can you accuse anyone of stupidity when you buy the lies of the left hook line and sinker? If you want to see an ignorant, compliant party zombie just look in the mirror.

        • Did you study a map recently? The last time I checked dickhead, Detroit, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami and St. Louis are ALL in your Republican Slash and Burn states…It is obvious you have not been to Newark NJ or were you referring to Newark DE? Those 4 cops killed by some gunfukker nut and EVERY one of the mass murders were in your fukkaroo states…NOT Dem states.

          Nice try at those constant lies. Is that what Big Daddy’s lil Daddies Boy was taught? When you can’t win, just like your asses off

          • No.
            You willfully ignore any and all truth that doesn’t suit your narrow, misguided narrative.
            You and the truth, Daniel, orbit different planets.

          • Actually we occupy alternate realities. You occupy the dimension where government can successfully eliminated war racism and poverty. I on the other hand occupy the world where liberals claim to have all the answers to mankind’s ills but never actually intended to live up to those promises. I live in the world where government programs are touted as the conduit to equality and prosperity;the end of racism, hunger and war. In reality the only thing they really accomplish is to establish equality. However, that equality isn’t the equality leftist propaganda always promises. Equality in poverty and misery are the actual results. As a last comment I challenge you to come up with my unrealistic and untrue statements. The lefties on this site demand proof from their opponents,provide none to back their beliefs, dismiss any evidence as right wing propaganda and make stupid generalized statements when they are at an impasse as to what to say next. That is the position you find yourself in now. Show me the error of my ways. Convince me with your silver tongue.Convert with your rapier wit. Are you afraid? I have only heard every possible retort you can come up with a thousand times over.

          • Don’t change a thing, Daniel.
            You seem to be perfectly miserable and, yet, weirdly satisfied by your misery.
            Don’t change a whit.

          • Daniel, you flatter me?
            Surely my opinion is neither relevant nor even interesting to someone as supremely confident in his rightness as yourself.

          • What did I say that was flattering? When did I declare myself righteous?Your obvious attempt at a guilt trip is futile.Only God is perfect. That is a status I would be foolish to claim. That being said I can only add that I have been a conservative for many years. I am NOT a kid. You can’t say anything,use a liberal tactic or spin something in a way I haven’t seen dozens of times. At one time;actually for the first twenty years of my life. I was a liberal myself. My wakeup call was the day I landed in the San Francisco airport after my discharge from the Army and even after informing the anti war protesters that I had never set foot in Vietnam and had spent my time in Germany,they still called me a baby killer and tried to spit on me. That was in 1972. I was only 21 and huge numbers of my generation thought I was a monster because I chose to serve my country. Things are so much worse now there is no comparison. I watched as my country, the constitution,law and order and common sense was thrown out the window.The America I loved was slowly being transformed into an unrecognizable caricature of what it was supposed be. I didn’t come to my conclusions over night. Decades of experience,paying attention and painstaking study and research are the things that made me who I am. I am not the prude and/or elitist many liberals are but I am nothing like the uninformed low intelligence troglodyte you see me as. I doubt that I have made any impression on you. Most liberals on this site never allow honesty or sincerity sway them,but I felt I had to try.

          • The truth is you snot nosed big mouth young punks don’t want to work like your parents and grandparents did. You want to put out 15 minutes of effort and make a CEOs salary. Too bad you need brains for that. As for truth, men in mental institutions like you live in Twilight Zone. You make up your own truths. Now get that double wide trailer sized butt busy at a job…a real one…not selfie-ing all day.

          • Actually I am A 65 year old retiree you stupid disrespectful kun+. I earned my retirement working my ass off getting heat stroke risking life and limb as a carpenter and pushing mud [concrete]. I don’t know where you got the idea that I was a kid other than that I have enough leisure time to correct leftist lemmings like you on the realities of the world. Where is this about responsibility and hard work coming from. You are sounding like a conservative. Watch out,if you’re not careful you just might slip and say something at a black lives matter rally and end up in the hospital.

  4. We all knew that Trump was mentally ill when he began to try to silence his wives and handing them gag orders to keep them from telling what Trump is really like. Too bad, his reputation like that of many nuts precedes him.

    The reality is that Trump is nothing more than a minor distraction the GOP is using right now while they create their 3rd party candidate. The GOP hicks and rednecks with barely enough education between them to fill a thimble know all they have to do to keep up the distraction is use Trump like a dockside harlot to keep the hickfreaks on edge.

    What the GOP would love is to be able to somehow put a stop to the election. If that isn’t possible, they’ll dig up a third party candidate. The problem is that the only ones in the GOP right now supporting Trump are the very most hated attack dogs in the country…Ryan, Chaffetz, Cotton and Gowdy. Hillary haters down to their marrow.

  5. The maggots this guy refers to include him. Maggots: what’s left on a rotting corpse. This is what I think of this guy and his cohorts. I am from New Orleans, Louisiana and the damage that David Duke and his camp followers have done to my state is criminal. When Duke ran for governor years ago against the Cajun guy who openly admitted to being a crook, elections signs were erected that said: “Vote for the crook, not the Klan!” If one had the “crook” sign, your house would be victimized with drive-by shootings.

    Guess what happened? Proudly, our state voted for the crook known as Fast Eddie Edwards. Eventually, Governor Edwards was convicted and did time in jail. As a cajun myself, it was an embarrassing episode, but my point is no one (black or white) wanted that rotting corpse of a Duke.

  6. While most of the world is concerned with proliferating nukes, the Nazi tentacle of the GOP is concerned with proliferating races.

    So now we’re in a Race Race. Good grief….

  7. Those of us who stated emphatically that the republicans and Dumpster were Klansmen have been vindicated. This why Lyin’ Ryan and McConnell won’t abandon Drumpf. The fraternity is too strong for them to denounce Dumpster for his bigotry and racism. They’re reaping what they have sowed.

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