Is Donald Trump Fulfilling White Nationalist Jared Taylor’s Dreams?

Department of Defense senior leaders attend the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro, via Wikimedia Commons)

RWW reported yesterday that white nationalist Jared Taylor has written a foreword for a book by a French writer who railed against non-white immigration and called for “racial civil war” in France. We noted that before the 2016 election, Taylor had praised Trump for the way he was talking about nonwhite immigration to the U.S., and said Trump was “breaking down the gates of orthodoxy” and making it possible to publicly raise questions such as, “are Muslims really of any use to the United States?”

Taylor continued: “Then the next step, of course, it to say, ‘Well, are there any other groups that are of no use to the United States? What do, oh, Guatemalans, for example, bring to our country? What do Somalis bring to our country…”

Trump, of course, has spent more than a week attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar and suggesting that she should go back to Somalia—which Trump’s supporters picked up in the notorious “send her back” chant.

And who else did Trump target yesterday but Guatemalans, who Trump threatened to ban from entering the U.S.:

In 2016, Taylor had also expressed high hopes that a President Trump would “hire people at all levels of his administration” who “think the way we do.” That brings to mind Stephen Miller, architect of Trump’s original “Muslim ban,” who was memorably described by Vanity Fair as “Donald Trump’s favorite anti-immigration ghoul,” and who earlier this year was able to “consolidate and expand his power” over border and immigration policy. Not to mention Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, who has a long and detestable record of anti-immigration rhetoric and policies.