Trump’s surrogates aren’t even pretending anymore. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports:
Ann Coulter, an infamous far-right attack dog who has spent years attacking the left, was at the Christmas party of a racist anti-immigration group earlier this month — the second such event she has attended since September.
On Dec. 9, Coulter made her way to the party hosted by VDARE, a white nationalist website founded by English immigrant Peter Brimelow. The site — which is named after Virginia Dare, said to be the first white child born in the New World — focuses on opposing non-white immigration into the United States, but has also published the writings of anti-Semites.
VDARE’s list of contributors, in fact, is akin to a Rolodex of the most prominent pseudo-intellectual racists and anti-Semites. They include names like Jared Taylor, who once wrote that black people are incapable of sustaining any kind of civilization; Kevin MacDonald, a retired professor who wrote a trilogy claiming that Jews are genetically driven to undermine the Christian societies they often live in; and the late Sam Francis, a white nationalist ideologue who wrote several key racist books.
Brimelow, along with Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer, who heads a racist think tank called the National Policy Institute, is very much part of the so-called Alt-Right. The Alt-Right is basically a rebranding of white racial nationalism for public relations purposes.
During the Republican Convention, tweets from VDARE appeared twice on the arena’s news ticker.
Republicans promoting VDARE on tweet ticker during roll call vote pic.twitter.com/FzpdVxcHPS
— Alice Lloyd (@aliceblloyd) July 20, 2016