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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Published with permission from Media Matters of America

Donald Trump’s August 31 immigration speech was an angry, hateful rant that sought to fearmonger over the purported dangers immigrants pose to the United States. Trump’s white nationalist media supporters loved it.

Trump’s disturbing courtship with and widespread support from white nationalists is unprecedented for a major party nominee in recent history. Stephen Bannon, the chief executive of the “alt-right” publication Breitbart News, recently became chief executive of Trump’s campaign.

During and after Trump’s speech, white nationalists weighed in with glowing testimonials.

Jared Taylor, publisher of the white nationalist publication American Renaissance:

David Duke, radio host and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan:

Richard Spencer, white nationalist writer and founder of the “alt-right”:

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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