Donald Trump received a new endorsement from yet another controversial group.
Recently, the chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda, stated his belief that Trump will win the presidency this November.
“I’m gonna project that I believe that Trump is going to win the election this November, for various reasons which I don’t want to go into again,” Suhayda said on his radio program, according to BuzzFeed News. “I think it’s gonna surprise the enemy, because, I think that they feel that the white working class, especially the male portion of the working class, and with him his female counterparts have basically thrown in the towel — given up hope of any politician again standing up for their interests.”
Suhayda then went on to declare a potential Trump victory as an “opportunity” for white nationalists and a chance for “pro-white” movements to begin.
“Now, if Trump does win, okay, it’s going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists, acting intelligently to build upon that, and to go and start — you know how you have the black political caucus and whatnot in Congress, and, everything, to start building on something like that, okay,” he continued. “It doesn’t have to be anti, like the movement’s been for decades, so much as it has to be pro-white. It’s kinda hard to go and call us bigots if we don’t go around and act like a bigot. That’s what the movement should contemplate. All right.”
As many will remember, this is not the first time Trump received an endorsement from a problematic group. Several months ago, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke announced his support for the Republican nominee, which Trump refused to disavow right away.
“I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union about Duke’s endorsement. “So I don’t know. I don’t know — did he endorse me, or what’s going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists.”
Trump eventually disavowed Duke’s endorsement and blamed his hesitation to do so on State of the Union on a bad earpiece. However, that situation should help him understand how to handle Suhayda’s endorsement. After the KKK incident, Trump was labelled even more of a racist and bigot, which also stemmed from his negative comments on Mexicans and Muslims. If Trump wants to clean up his image and not lose any more supporters, he should disavow Suhayda immediately, but he has yet to do so.