The white supremacist group ‘alt-right,’ that recently gave Nazi salutes and shouted “hail Trump” at a gathering in Washington, D.C., descended into civil war after a leading figure was booted from an upcoming inauguration event following a series of tweets he wrote about the media being “run in majority by Jewish people.”
Tim Treadstone, an unabashedly alt-right member known as “Baked Alaska,” was disinvited from the “Deploraball” after publishing the tweets.
“We will revolt if the new US president fails to meet their expectations,” the group’s leader Richard Spencer told The Guardian.
Jared Taylor, a white supremacist who runs the self-termed “race-realist” magazine American Renaissance, said the president-elect had already backpedaled on several pledges that had fired up the far-right. “At first he promised to send back every illegal immigrant. Now he is waffling on that.”
Trump electrified the group during the election by calling undocumented Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. He vowed to deport 11 million undocumented people, ban Muslims from entering the US and build a wall on the southern border. He was slow to disavow an endorsement from David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader.
In an email interview Peter Brimelow, founder of the webzine Vdare.com, which alleges Mexican plots to remake the US, said Trump’s failure to deliver “important bones” could trigger a backlash. “I think the right of the right is absolutely prepared to revolt. It’s what they do.”
After Trump’s victory, they had a belief they were behind it or had a lot of clout. All they can hope for is to get something on the immigration reform/restrictions. Otherwise they’re enjoying the bragging rights, saying they won it, even though they didn’t.”
The “Deploraball” is scheduled for January 19, the night before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
The organizers originally listed the venue as a DC-area nightclub, but the nightclub said it had not signed a contract with them and would not host it, according to the report.