The Republican presidential candidate retweeted and then deleted a post from @WhiteGenocideTM complimenting his crowds, but MSNBC saved a screenshot of the exchange:
Trump was widely criticized after reposting a meme by the user in January, which featured a photoshopped image of an apparently homeless Jeb Bush standing outside Trump Tower with a sign reading “Vote Trump.”
The account leaves no doubt about the Twitter user's white supremacist sympathies. The user's location is listed as “Jewmerica” and the bio reads “Jewish nationalist/supremacist!” The name: “Donald Trumpovitz.” The account's feed features dozens of racist memes, posts arguing against miscegenation and pro-Trump messages.
The GOP candidate, who has received vocal support from white nationalist groups, has used retweeting as a way of distancing himself from the extreme views embraced by some of his supporters. After sharing a meme that incorrectly claimed that black Americans commit the majority of murders against white victims, he explained his action to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly by saying, “All it was is a retweet. It wasn’t from me.”
Just this week, Trump repeated a woman at a New Hampshire rally who called his GOP rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a “pussy,” and later justified the repetition: “It was like a retweet.”