In recently discovered audio from the radio program of American Nazi Party chairman Rocky Suhayda, the leader strongly praises Donald Trump. Suhayda says his election would be a “real opportunity” for white nationalists. Suhayda states:
I’m gonna project, that I believe that Trump is going to win the election this November, for various reasons which I don’t want to go into again. I think it’s gonna surprise the enemy, because, I think that they feel that the white working class, especially the male portion of the working class, and with him his female counterparts have basically thrown in the towel. Given up hope of any politician again standing up for their interests. 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 what not in Congress, and, everything, to start building on something like that, okay. 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. Alright.
More frightening than the fact that the American Nazi endorsed Trump is the substance of his praise. He states that the Republican candidate has effectively communicated white nationalist ideas by working in a covert manner. In other words, Suhayda is referring to the so-called “code language” which Trump typically employs.
Throughout the past year, this has been done in perhaps even a less secretive manner than even Suhayda suggests. Trump has regularly targeted racial, ethnic and religious minorities in his political rhetoric — particularly Hispanics and Arabs.
Also important to remember is that Suhayda is not the first questionable endorsement which Trump has received. For example, the emergence of the candidate led to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke declaring his candidacy for the US Senate in Louisiana. Duke has had high praise for the Republican presidential nominee, and when asked if his voters and Trump’s voters were one and the same, Duke responded, “Well, of course they are! Because I represent the ideas of preserving this country and the heritage of this country, and I think Trump represents that as well.”