Trump Win Would Be 'Opportunity' for White Nationalists, Says American Nazi Leader

The chairman of the American Nazi Party said on his radio program that a Donald Trump victory in November would present a “real opportunity” for white supremacist groups to build political coalitions.

Donald Trump gestures to his 'Make America Great Again' hat at a campaign rally in Redding, Calif. on June 3, 2016.
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The chairman of the American Nazi Party said on his radio program that a Donald Trump victory in November would present a “real opportunity” for white supremacist groups to build political coalitions.

“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,” Rocky Suhayda, said on his program last month.

“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.”

Suhayda’s comments were reported Saturday by Buzzfeed. Based in Michigan, Suhayda’s group is one of a number of small groups calling themselves the American Nazi Party and claiming to have descended from the organization founded in the 1960s by the late George Lincoln Rockwell.

Trump’s campaign for the White House has drawn support from other white nationalists. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has praised the Republican nominee, support Trump later disavowed.

Trump also drew fire for retweeting an image of Hillary Clinton, thought by many to be anti-Semitic, which originally had appeared in internet forums of the white supremacist alt-right.