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Donald Trump Retweeted a Twitter User Named “White Genocide”

Donald Trump at an event in Ames, Iowa, earlier this week.

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Here’s something that leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump retweeted Friday morning

“White genocide” is apparently the name for the theory, popular among white supremacists, that the white “race” is being intentionally eradicated through immigration, integration, miscegenation, low fertility rates, and abortion.

Remarkably, this is not the first time that Trump—whose candidacy is being discussed in increasingly friendly terms by top Republican figures—has distributed the work of a white supremacist to millions of people; in November, he tweeted a set of fabricated statistics purporting to show that 81 percent of white murder victims are killed by black perpetrators. (The actual figure is 15 percent.)