Hillary Clinton: Trump’s Hire Of Breitbart Chief “Represents A Landmark Achievement” For The Alt-Right Movement

Clinton: “A Fringe Element … Has Effectively Taken Over The Republican Party”

From CNN’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s August 25 speech:

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HILLARY CLINTON: Trump likes to say he only hires the best people. But he's had to fire so many campaign managers, it's like an episode from The Apprentice. And the latest shake-up was designed to, “Let Trump be Trump.” So to do that, he hired Stephen Bannon, the head of a right-wing website called Breitbart.com, as the campaign CEO. Now to give you a flavor of his work, here are a few headlines they published, and I’m not making this up. “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy.” “Would You Rather Your Child Have Feminism Or Cancer?” “Gabby Giffords: The Gun Control Movement’s Human Shield.”


According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, Breitbart embraces ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. This is not conservatism as we have known it. This is not republicanism as we have known it. These are racist ideas, race-baiting ideas, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-women. All key tenets making up the emerging racist ideology known as the alt-right. Now, alt-right is short for alternative right. The Wall Street Journal describes it as a loose, but organized movement, mostly online, that rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism, and views immigration and multi-culturalism as threats to white identity. So the de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for this group. A fringe element that has effectively taken over the Republican Party.


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