Trump Agriculture Secretary and former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue stirred controversy by using a racially charged term at a campaign stop Saturday.
“Public policy matters; leadership matters,” President Donald Trump’s top agriculture official said while campaigning for Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidate. “And that is why this election is so cotton-pickin’ important to the state of Florida. I hope you all don’t mess it up.”
In the race for the Florida’s governorship, which pits a white conservative Ron DeSantis against an African American progressive, Andrew Gillam, has been racially charged from the start. Earlier in the campaign, DeSantis suggested on Fox News that while his new opponent seemed “articulate,” voters should not “monkey this up” by electing him.
Voters in Florida also received racist robocalls that referred to Mayor Gillam as a “negro” and a “monkey,”
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The day after a Trump-inspired bomber sent a pipe bomb to Holocaust survivor and philanthropist George Soros, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted, then later deleted, a tweet accusing 3 prominent Jewish activists, including Soros, of “trying to BUY THE ELECTION”
In December of last year, policy advisor Juan Pablo Andrade from the Trump-linked America First Policies was caught on camera saying, “The only thing the Nazis didn’t get right is they didn’t keep fucking going!”
The non-profit was started to back the policy agenda of the Trump campaign. Donors include CVS and Dow Chemicals. The previous head of the organization, Carl Higbie, was forced to resign after making a number of racist remarks on his radio show, including:
“Go back to your Muslim shithole and go crap in your hands and bang little boys on Thursday nights. I just don’t like Muslim people. People always rip me a new one for that. Carl, you’re racist, you can’t, you’re sexist. I’m like Jesus Christ. I just don’t like Muslim people because their ideology sucks. Well people are like, ‘well, you can’t hate somebody just for being Muslim. It’s like, yeah, I can. Do you hate people who rape little boys?”
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Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones, former leader of the American Nazi Party, nabbed the Republican nomination to represent Illinois’ 3rd District in the House of Representatives. The candidate, who famously called the Holocaust, “the biggest, blackest, lie in history,” and on his website, refers to Jews as “blood thirsty, criminal vampires,” racked up more than 23,000 Republican votes in the March, 2018 primary. His campaign slogan, echoing the President Trump, is “America First.”
It is unclear whether Jones will benefit from funding from the Republican Congressional Committee.
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A Holocaust denier who praises Hitler and aspires to “remove the Jews from power” is running as a Republican for U.S. Senate in California. Patrick Little (R-CA) sees himself as a Trump-style Republican, claiming to be “the only America first candidate in California.”
White supremicist David Duke, former state GOP representative from Louisiana and KKK Grand Wizard, has endorsed Little. A SurveyUSA poll found Little to have the highest support of any Republican candidate, with 18% of the electorate backing him.
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