White-supremacist groups: We will revolt if Trump disappoints us

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Leaders of “alt-right” groups promoting white supremacism are prepared to revolt against President-elect Donald Trump if he doesn’t follow through on his campaign promises, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

The Guardian spoke to several leaders of white supremacist groups who expressed disappointment with Trump for walking back his promises to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and build a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico boarder, among other proposals.

Since his victory, Trump has softened both stances. He’s said fencing could make up part of the proposed border wall and last week, a top Trump adviser told CNN the administration would not pursue a ban on Muslims solely based on their religion.

{mosads}“At first he promised to send back every illegal immigrant. Now he is waffling on that,” Jared Taylor, a white supremacist who runs American Renaissance magazine, told the Guardian. 

“I think the right of the right is absolutely prepared to revolt. It’s what they do,” added Peter Brimelow, who founded the xenophobic website Regardless of Trump’s support — or lack thereof — leaders of the groups say they are motivated to keep pushing their movement forward.

After Trump’s win, a crowd cheered “Heil Trump” at an alt-right conference and performed the Nazi salute.

“None of them were looking for jobs in the Trump administration,” Brimelow said. “These are not party loyalists. They know they’re entirely outside the establishment consensus. And they’re used to guerrilla warfare.”

Trump formally denounced such groups during an interview with The New York Times in November.

“I don’t want to energize the group, and I disavow the group. … But it’s not a group I want to energize, and if they are energized I want to look into it and find out why,” he said at the time. 

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