Donald Trump appears to admit his own fascist support in controversial retweet

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 15, 2017

The president retweeted Jack Posobiec, who shared a story about shootings in Chicago and questioned where the "national media outrage" was.

The president gave a subtle nod to the so-called alt-right by retweeting a post by Jack Posobiec, a Trump supporter and far-right conspiracy theorist who was behind the "Pizzagate" scandal and disrupted a performance of "Julius Caesar" over the summer.

"The #Fake News Media will never be satisfied", he said.

While the Tweet itself - suggesting the media should cover crime in a major city with a large black population rather than focus on white nationalist violence - may have proven controversial, its author certainly did.

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans", Trump said in public comments from the White House.

Trump's retweet follows days of criticism for his hesitation to forcefully condemn the white nationalist movements connected to the violence in Charlottesville.

Numerous critics described Posobiec as "alt-right".

President Donald Trump pointed out the lack of media attention given to the weekend's violence in Chicago in a Tuesday morning tweet.

Trump took two full days to unequivocally disavow the white supremacists who violently attacked counter-protesters over the weekend.

Trump deleted that retweet as it was being widely criticised as insensitive following the weekend's events.

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