President Donald Trump was criticized by officials on both sides of the aisle and internationally when he made disparaging comments about Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries — but neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists cheered the president’s remarks.
During a White House meeting with several senators about immigration policy Thursday, Trump reportedly asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
And in reference to Haiti, Trump asked, “Why do we need more Haitians?”
Trump then suggested to “take them out” of the immigration bill, giving credence to the story that Trump said Haitians “all have AIDS” during a June meeting on immigration.
Instead, Trump wondered by the U.S. didn’t bring more people from countries like (the predominantly white) Norway (the Norwegian prime minister made an official visit to the U.S. this week).
Needless to say, this went over swimmingly with neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, who posted the story on his website the Daily Stormer — a prominent neo-Nazi news platform.
The neo-nazi website Daily Stormer is celebrating Trump's racist comments on Haiti & Africa. They say his remarks "indicate Trump is more or less on the same page as us with regards to race and immigration."
On the same page. As nazis.
So there you have it. pic.twitter.com/sw4s2UesBN
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) January 12, 2018
“This is encouraging and refreshing, as it indicates Trump is more or less on the same page as us with regards to race and immigration,” Anglin posted on Friday. “I think it is clear that Trump’s ideal America the one he grew up with in the 1950s. And the closer we get to that, the closer we are to our own goals of a white race-state.”
Many already believe that Trump pandered to white supremacists and neo-Nazis when he blamed the violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on “many sides.” After all, it was celebrated by one of the most prominent racists in the U.S. And Trump recently also retweeted misleading and Islamophobic videos posted by the leader of a far-right fringe party in the UK.
Trump’s comments, which were confirmed by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, put him on the same side as actual neo-Nazis. Again, the president of the United States made racially-charged comments that were cheered on by neo-Nazis.