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Prominent White Nationalist Thinks Trump’s Anti-Muslim Tweets Went Too Far

Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday.

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On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump posted videos to Twitter which purport dubiously to show hate crimes ostensibly committed by Muslims against non-Muslims. (One of the videos has been taken down and described as “fake news” by the Dutch site at which it was originally posted; another turns out to depict an act of coup-related violence that took place in Egypt in which the victims were Islamists.) Trump retweeted the videos from an account connected to the “Britain First” party, a radical nationalist group that has apparently endorsed “militant direct action” against Muslims.

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Even one of the many white extremists who Trump has cultivated for years—“Western culture” obsessive Paul Joseph Watson of the far-right conspiracy site InfoWars, who once said that “science” proves that African and Middle Eastern individuals have problems with “aggression” because of their “low IQ”—thinks the president may have crossed a line with this one:

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The good news is that noted KKK creep David Duke is still in the president’s corner!

You know what they say—you can’t please all the white supremacists all the time, but you can almost always please David Duke by being the president and doing something super-racist.

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