October 31, 2016
Average Trump supporter.
The media has spent all this time portraying Trump supporters as bigoted Nazis who want to gas Jews and other minorities… Now that they’re realizing that it might actually be true, they don’t know how to react.
Well, I certainly know how to react.
In a Politico article about white nationalists supporting Donald Trump published earlier this week, Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denied the campaign’s connection with hate groups, claiming that they’ve “rejected and rebuked” such groups, “have never intentionally engaged” with them, and “don’t want votes from people who think this way.” However, if Trump didn’t get votes from white nationalists, he wouldn’t stand a chance—at least, if you look at the numbers.
Wink wink, nudge nudge, amirite?
Social media analytics firm Demographics Pro analyzed 10,000 Trump supporters and 10,000 Hillary Clinton supporters active on Twitter. Then, the firm matched the account with 10 white-nationalist Twitter accounts, including David Duke and Jason Bergkamp.
The results were disturbing, to say the least. A whopping 3,549—considerably over one-third—of the Trump supporters followed one or more of the white nationalists (as illustrated by the chart above). In comparison, only 16 Hillary supporters followed any of the white-nationalist accounts.
Welp. I guess the numbers are in, then.
Science has officially proved that Trump supporters are way cooler and more hip than Hillary supporters.
Also, notice that they only used like 10 different “White nationalist” accounts. If they used more of the most popular alt-right accounts, the percentage would be even higher.
Of course, it’s possible for someone to follow white nationalist accounts without actually supporting their views, but the stark difference between the numbers is telling.
These results aren’t considerably surprising considering the trajectory of Trump’s campaign over the past year. Take, for example, the Anti-Defamation league officially recognizing Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol after it was hijacked by alt-right, Trump-supporting white nationalists.
What I’m really curious about is the number of people who began to follow these White nationalists because of the Trump campaign itself. I’m guessing that the number might be very high.
The Glorious Leader has inspired a whole generation.
Things are only looking up from here.
We are no longer an obscure minority, brothers.
We’ve gone mainstream.