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Feds Charge Gun Nut, an Apparent White Supremacist, in Connection with Potential Attack on Gay and Jewish Communities

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A 23-year old Nevada man, an apparent white supremacist with a history of gun extremism, was arrested and charged Friday in Las Vegas.

Conor Climo “discussed attacking a Las Vegas synagogue and making Molotov Cocktails and improvised explosive devices, and he also discussed conducting surveillance on a bar he believed catered to the LGBTQ community,” the Dept. of Justice said in a statement. “The criminal complaint also describes that items seized by law enforcement during the execution of an August 8, 2019 search warrant, including a notebook with several hand-drawn schematics for a potential Las Vegas-area attack. The notebook also contained drawings of timed explosive devises.”

The DOJ’s statement adds the criminal complaint alleges “Climo was communicating with individuals who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization using the National Socialist Movement to promote their ideology. Members believe in the superiority of the white race and have a common goal of challenging the established laws, social order, and government via terrorism and other violent acts. The organization encourages attacks on the federal government, including critical infrastructure, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

As NCRM reported Friday morning, the DOJ has been blocking the release of a report that says alleged white supremacists were responsible for every single act of race-based domestic terrorism in the U.S. in 2018.

The Trump administration not only took no action to combat the growing right wing violent extremism, but actually substantially reduced or even eliminated funding and programs that combat white supremacist extremism, violence, and terrorism – and then blocked the data from reaching the hands of Congress.

 

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‘This Is All on You, Sparky’: Trump Decimated for Attacking Obama After Pretending to Condemn Racism and Call for ‘Unity’

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President Donald Trump is under fire for tweets he posted early Tuesday morning attacking Barack Obama after the former President issued a thinly-veiled statement criticizing Trump for contributing to a climate in which white supremacist domestic terror mass shootings are increasing. Less than 24 hours earlier – after all but ignoring two mass shootings that stole the lives of 31 people over the weekend, President Trump addressed the American people on national television. In that short speech he condemned racism and white supremacism, but some say his tweets Tuesday negate those remarks.

Trump quoted “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade, who had said mass shootings also happened under President Obama, but former President George W. Bush never blamed him for them.

As some noted, President Obama didn’t daily stoke racist hatred and espouse white nationalist and white supremacist views, demonize non-whites and immigrants, and enact policies to advance a white ethnostate agenda.

Trump also repeated his false claim, tweeting, “I am the least racist person.”

Here’s how many are responding:

 

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Trump Blames Video Games and ‘Mentally-Ill Monsters’ for Mass Shootings – But Not His Own White Supremacism

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President Donald Trump blamed a wide range of causes – including some that have been debunked,  like video games, and mental health – for the domestic terror mass shootings over the weekend that left dozens of people dead. The President in a surprise move also denounced white supremacism, despite having fueled white supremacist hate for years.

Trump did not mention nor did he blame his own white supremacism for the rise in hate crimes, mass shootings, and domestic terror, especially white supremacist mass shootings. And contrary to his own tweets early this morning, he did not propose gun control legislation, which he suggested pairing with “immigration reform,” which is code for anti-immigrant policies.

The President also called on Congress to enact strong and swift death penalty laws for domestic terrorism and white supremacist mass shootings, and asked lawmakers to allocate additional funds for mental health needs.

“In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy,” Trump told the nation. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”

Trump’s supporters hold racist, white nationalist, and white supremacist views at rates much higher than independents and Democrats.

Trump also blamed the Internet and social media for helping fuel domestic terror mass shootings – while refusing to blame the over-proliferation of guns, especially those that are readily and easily obtainable.

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Majority of America Says Trump Is Racist – But Not Even One in Ten Republicans Agree

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The majority of Americans say President Donald Trump is racist, according to a just-released Quinnipiac poll as NBC News reports.

Among those saying President Trump is racist are African Americans (80%), Latinos (55%), Democrats (86%), Independents (56%), and a majority across all age groups.

It also includes those who say they do not follow any religion (“none”), at 63%, and 57% of those with a college degree.

But the results are not the same in a few other groups.

Those who answered “no,” to the question, “Do you think President Trump is racist?” include 55% of men (44% of women also say no).

Also saying they do not believe President Trump is racist are three out of four (76%) of white evangelicals and 55% of Protestants.

Meanwhile more than 9 out of ten (91%) of Republicans insist President Trump is not racist. Just 8% say he is.

This is the first time since Quinnipiac has been asking the question that a majority say Trump is racist. Two previous polls last year came close: both show 49% at the time said Trump is racist.

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