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Trump: White nationalism is not a rising threat

Oct 25, 2017
20,639
Providence / Boston
#1
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/15/politics/white-house-new-zealand-mosque-attacks/index.html

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday he does not regard white nationalism as a rising global threat in the aftermath of mosque terror attacks in New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead.

"I don't really," Trump said in the Oval Office after being questioned about whether he views white nationalism as growing. "I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess."
That's right. According to the current President of the United States, white nationalists are simply a "small group of people with problems" but we need to build a wall around the country to be safe from Mexican rapists.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,928
Edmonton
#9
I mean, this really isn't surprising coming from him - he's not the target of any white nationalist nor does he care about anyone who might be.
 
Dec 17, 2018
758
#11
The minute we saw a rise in public racist clowning of black and ethnic minority people after his election win, we knew that WN would be on the rise.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
4,525
United States
#20
It's almost certainly rising though, right? I feel like there's no way we're not seeing more of these attacks.
I think you misunderstood my post. I am saying the threat of white nationalism has already become immense and immediate. The time to say it is "rising" has past. It has risen and we are suffering for it. It is here in full force.
 
Apr 16, 2018
1,760
#26
He’s correct.

There is no force in this world more powerful than white supremacy, and it’s not “on the rise” just because people who ignored it before can no longer do so.

White supremacy has always been the status quo.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,543
#27
Always takes the wrong take.

Always. Without fuckin' fail.

If you'd ask him if the sky was blue, he'd get that wrong too.
 
Nov 8, 2017
428
#29
You can always count on Trump holding the worst possible position on any matter really, so none of this is really news anymore. I bet most people here can guess what he is going to say on any given matter before he actually comes out says it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
188
#45
The trump supporters who appear only in threads where he discusses relatively trivial issues (like keeping daylight savings time) are going to be missing here.
 
Feb 24, 2019
82
#47
It's difficult for people who benefit from white nationalism to see it as a threat and not just the natural order reasserting itself.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,871
#49
I know Trump is a shit and all, but the problem doesn't begin or stop with him. It's Republicans who also turn a blind eye to it or cover it up. Republican supporters who don't care if it's not a brown dude murdering white kids. It's Democrats who don't want to "divide the country" any further and want to "reach across the aisle". Democratic supporters who don't want to "rock the boat", who don't want to "play idpol".

In sum, it's white supremacy, and white supremacy is everywhere.