Trump Supporters Burn Down Black Church & Stockpile Guns Should Clinton Win
Sturm Ruger is reporting record sales spiking by 66% since October 1st of this year. The gun maker says their new AR-15 modified semi-automatic rifle called the AR-556, and their LCP II and LC9 semi-automatic pistols are quite popular right now.
The gun manufacturers say that the 2016 election is causing this rise in gun sales, but that’s not the only reaction that has been inspired by the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
In Mississippi, Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, an 111 year old black church, was set on fire with the words “Vote Trump” spray painted on the side of the building.
Local police are treating this arson and vandalism as a hate crime and an attempt to intimidate voters of color in that state.
This church was a previous target of white supremacists and local racists in the 50s and 60s during the time before the Civil Rights movement, and now has attacked once more in 2016.
Perhaps then it comes as no surprise that the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) publication called The Crusader, a self-described “political voice of white Christian America”, has endorsed Donald Trump for president.
Using the candidate’s slogan “Make America Great Again”, the white supremacist newspaper devoted a long and explanatory op-ed to the reasons why they are embracing Trump and defending his message.
— Billy Gee (@billygee12) November 1, 2016
Evangelical Pastor and white supremacist Thomas Robb wrote in The Crusader: “You can see it on the shirts, buttons, posters and ball caps such as the one being worn here by Trump speaking at a recent rally. … But can it happen? Can America really be great again? This is what we will soon find out!”
Robb goes on to point out: “While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What made America great in the first place?’” the article continues. “The short answer to that is simple. America was great not because of what our forefathers did — but because of who our forefathers were.”
In the end, the white supremacist declares: “America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great.”
Earlier this year, Trump’s racist KKK friends began helping him win voters over in New Hampshire with the white nationalist American National Super PAC (ANSPAC) making phone calls to potential constituents.
Robocalls using the voice of Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, who has identified as a “white advocate”, says that he does not know “whether [Trump] wants” his support “or not”; however ANSPAC is making calls anyway.
Taylor insists that Trump “wants support from everyone”.
He also asserts that he and the people of New Hampshire support Trump’s idea of sending “away all illegal immigrants and build a wall and … put a moratorium on Islamic immigration.
Taylor said: “And I will say that what this means is that he wants immigrants who will assimilate to our Western values.”
The robocalls contain messages such as “We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated, white people”.
The American Freedom Party, the original party Trump joined to run for president back in 2000 which he later left after accepting their nomination for president because David Duke is a member of the party, had begun a campaign with 200,000 robocalls to registered Iowans to make sure the billionaire gets into office on November 8th.
AFP feels akin to Trump because he “shares the customs and heritage of the European American people.”
Taylor, who was involved in the ANSPAC robocalls in New Hampshire was also party to the robocalls in Iowa which contained identical messages to potential voters such as: “We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture.”
Taylor is a spokesperson for the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a racist nationalist group that has contributed financially to other Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race.
The CCC’s connection to the Republican Party extends to Kyle Rogers, operator of the CCC’s website being a member of the GOP executive committee in Dorchaster County, South Carolina.
Barr delivered a speech in 1998 at the CCC’s national convention and Lott had spoken to the group 5 times; and admitted that he had been a member for years.
Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee spoke at a meeting of the CCC while he was a lieutenant governor in Arkansas.
AFP was the inspiration for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed 9 African Americans in a church in South Carolina.
The AFP is a 3rd position political party created by right-wing populists that promote white supremacy and anti-Obama rhetoric aimed at attacking him because of his racial background.