Right-wing news figures are rallying behind Faith Goldy, a self-declared white nationalist, in her bid to become Toronto’s next mayor.
Goldy is currently campaigning to become the next mayor of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, which has consisted mainly of publicity stunts, including her crashing of a mayoral debate and being escorted off stage by police. In light of those stunts, Goldy is polling poorly.
Last year, Goldy was fired from the far-right outlet Rebel Media after she popped up on a neo-Nazi podcast after the now-infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist drove a car into a group of counter-protesters, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. She also identified herself as an ethno-nationalist on a white nationalist web-based radio outlet, meaning that she supports policies that would leverage government power to enforce a white supermajority in her country. Goldy once told far-right commentator Stefan Molyneux that homosexuality facilitated the Holocaust.
Goldy has also recited and defended the notorious white supremacist slogan dubbed the “14 Words.” She recently promoted a book that advocates for the “elimination of Jews.” In her bid for mayor, she’s tapped volunteers from extremist groups.
In her bid for mayor, Goldy has attempted to court larger conservative voices with varying degrees of success.
Doug Ford, current premier of Ontario, posed for a photo with Goldy at Ford Fest last month and declined to denounce her. As Press Progress points out, the photo op was used by Goldy’s campaign to legitimize her message.
Thank God @fordnation is Premier of this great again province! His respect for our officers & the taxpayer is unparalleled.
The Ford family knows better than most the deep level of rot at Toronto City Hall.
I can’t wait to work WITH DOUG to cut taxes & Make Toronto Safe Again! pic.twitter.com/wRrw44aShF
— Faith J Goldy (@FaithGoldy) September 23, 2018
She also posed for a photo with Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor who is now serving as President Trump’s attorney.
An honour to meet with America’s Mayor while on the campaign trail.
I can’t wait to become Canada’s Mayor!
— Faith J Goldy (@FaithGoldy) September 25, 2018
Laura Loomer, a right-wing conspiracy theorist notorious for her anti-Muslim Twitter meltdown last year, announced yesterday that she would join Goldy at a protest in Toronto against “Sharia supremacy” and “Islamic terrorism.”
Join me in Toronto on Sun. Oct 7 w/ @FaithGoldy, candidate for Toronto Mayor as we protest Sharia supremacy & Islamic terrorism.
Notorious Jew Haters & Jihadis Linda Sarsour & World Trade Center bombing co conspirator Siraj Wahhaj will be in Toronto Oct 6-7. pic.twitter.com/pXbBM2s0Yl
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 1, 2018
Loomer’s announcement garnered the support of CRTV host Michelle Malkin.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 2, 2018
At “The_Donald,” Reddit’s most popular pro-Trump community, it was announced that Goldy will be participating in an “Ask Me Anything” discussion thread tomorrow. Austin-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has also shown his support for Goldy; yesterday, she was a featured guest on “The Alex Jones Show.”