White Supremacists React Gleefully to President Trump's "Rogue" Press Conference

  • August 17, 2017

White supremacists are eager to capitalize on the chaos and violence in Charlottesville, and they’re feeling emboldened and validated by President Trump’s weak response to Unite the Right. They view his remarks as a tacit approval of their message. Online -- from Twitter and other mainstream social media platforms to the corners of the dark web -- white supremacists are celebrating the “victory” in Charlottesville, devising plans for their next steps, and offering praise and thanks to the powerful ally they believe they have in the White House. 

David Duke: Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

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Richard Spencer: Alt right leader, president of white supremacist National Policy Institute

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Baked Alaska: Alt right media personality, former BuzzFeed editor

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Eli Mosley: Alt right event organizer and member of white supremacist group Identity Evropa

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Reinhard Wolff: Alt right activist, member of white supremacist group Identity Evropa

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Eric Striker: Writes for the Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer (2 Tweets)

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Andrew Anglin, the Daily Stormer

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