Donald Trump has come under fire after the tragic events at Charlottesville this past week. Many people point to his comments and actions as a way of excusing or accepting white supremacist behavior.
To recap briefly, Trump walked out of the room rather than directly condemn white supremacists when he was urged to. He also blamed "many sides" for the acts of terrorism and repeatedly failed to mention Charlottesville by name or directly address any of the white supremacist groups who gathered and incited the violence.
While Trump and his administration continue to deny that they are tied to white supremacists, white supremacists and neo-nazi's are certainly giving Trump a lot of credit for their movement, including the rally at Charlotesville.
Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has also spoken up about Trump, praising his comments and refusal to condemn white supremacists. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the site as being devoted to "spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white Nationalism." The site contains editorial sections with the kinds of subjects that can leave no doubt about their stance - like "Race War" and "Jewish Problem."
Trump comments were good. He didn't attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us.
He said that we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate... on both sides!
So he implied the antifa are haters.
There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all.
He said he loves us all.
Also refused to answer a question about White Nationalists supporting him.
No condemnation at all.
When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room.
Really, really good.
God bless him.
This is sickening. 416,800 brave American soldiers lost their lives in WWII to fight this ethos. They need to crawl back into the swamp.— Suzanne Tignor (@TignorSuzanne) August 13, 2017
He knew that is how what he said would be heard. Completely intentional.— Sharon Gelman (@sharongelman) August 13, 2017
As a Trump supporter I had no clue what the Daily Stormer was until now but the Democratic seem to know it pretty well.🤔— BooBoo NyC (@BooBooNyc) August 14, 2017
In an interesting turn of events, the website also wrote an article about Heather Heyer, the counter-protester who was killed in Charlottesville. The article drew attention for its hate-filled headline (which we will censor) that read:
"Heather Heyer: Woman Killed In Road Rage Incident was a Fat, Childless, 32-Year-Old Sl*t"
As a response, host GoDaddy has taken down the site and many are claiming it has been taken over by hacktivist group, Anonymous.
We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.— GoDaddy (@GoDaddy) August 14, 2017
Believe it or not, some people responded to that tweet by saying the first ammendment rights of the site's creators were being violated and that this was censorship.