Republican strategist Rick Wilson called out Trump supporters, who he said are merely overgrown anti-Semitic children, Rawstory reports.
According to Crooks and Liars, Wilson appeared on this Tuesday’s All In with Chris Hayes and was asked about the GOP frontrunner’s popularity among white supremacists, and also about a new article published by The Week titled “How an obscure adviser to Pat Buchanan predicted the wild Trump campaign in 1996.”
The fact of the matter is, most of them are childless single men who masturbate to anime. They’re not real political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity.
Wilson maintains that a belief in limited government is still the driving force behind the Republican Party.
“I don’t think that this other stuff that Trump is toying with is part of the mainstream conservative movement by any stretch of the imagination,” he added.
Hayes, although agreeing that limited government still matters to some, said that the current presidential race is an “electoral test.”
The question to me is, this is all going to be tested, right? I agree with you; there are large parts of people who are avowed Republicans and conservatives who genuinely care about limited government. But what we’re seeing right now is this sort of electoral test. And that’s what makes today so fascinating, this fight so fascinating.
Hayes then points out that, as reported by The Week, in 1996 when Pat Buchannon was running for president, “paleo-conservative” columnist Samuel Francis recommended he engage in rhetoric similar to Trump’s.
“[Francis] basically said, ‘Your best path is just get rid of all the conservatism — all the limited government, deficits, all that stuff — and just go whole hog on, essentially, ethno-nationalism.”
Hayes then said that Michael Brendan Doughterty from The Week argued Trump’s surge in the polls above candidates that are established politicians, and therefore might actually have some inkling of what they are doing, shows “just how thin the support for their ideas really is.”
“I think that’s absurd,” Wilson replied, contending that concerns over limited government still make up “very significant portion of the party.”
The screamers and the crazy people on the all-right as they call it, you know, who love Donald Trump, who have plenty of Hitler iconography in their Twitter icons and names.
“They sure do. I can back that up,” Hayes replied.
Watch Rick Wilson’s appearance on All In with Chris Hayes here for yourself via Crooks and Liars.
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