Fox Enterprise host Gerry Baker stated Monday there’s “no query” that many white supremacists view President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: ‘White supremacists pose a menace to the US like another terrorist group’ Nationwide Enquirer paid 0,000 for Bezos texts: report Santorum: Trump ought to ‘ship emails to a therapist’ as an alternative of tweeting MORE as a supporter of their trigger.
“I feel there isn’t a query that white supremacists, giant numbers of white supremacists, see Donald Trump and different individuals like him as type of on their aspect,” Baker stated on Fox Information’ “The Every day Briefing With Dana Perino” whereas talking in regards to the New Zealand mosque shootings that left dozens useless.
Baker added that white supremacists doubtless see their views on immigration and tradition as aligned with a few of Trump’s rhetoric. He additionally stated that this will stem from the truth that Trump typically fails to current clear messages to the general public.
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“I feel Donald Trump was very very badly misrepresented over the Charlottesville incident the place he was famously reported as saying ‘there’s good individuals on either side,’” Baker stated, referring to Trump’s feedback after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va in 2017. “He wasn’t really saying that there have been good neo-Nazis, however as typically occurs, he didn’t get his message throughout very clearly.”
“So the thought he’s on the market intentionally giving help and succor to those white supremacists shouldn’t be true,” Baker continued. “However he and others may do a greater job of standing up immediately and denouncing these individuals and saying, no matter I take into consideration immigration, no matter I take into consideration the menace from radical Islam, I’m not in any approach suggesting it’s proper for individuals to exit and commit these horrible acts.”
An alleged gunman opened hearth at a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand final Friday in a terrorist assault that left 50 individuals useless. The Australian man charged in reference to assault reportedly killed 41 individuals at one mosque and 7 at one other. Two others died after being hospitalized.
Stories surfaced later that the suspect wrote a manifesto through which he referred to Trump “as a logo of renewed white id and customary function.” The road led to renewed scrutiny from many officers, with some calling on Trump to strongly condemn white nationalism.
Baker pushed again on the thought of linking the suspect’s manifesto to Trump, saying that the suspect by no means explicitly says “I am doing this within the title of Trump.”
Trump referred to as the shootings “horrific” final week, however added that he believes white nationalism is restricted to “a small group of individuals which have very, very critical issues.”
Trump on Monday accused the media of “working time beyond regulation responsible me for the horrible assault in New Zealand.”