Even as Republican Donald Trump’s path to the party’s presidential nomination comes into focus, the bombastic billionaire retweeted yet another message from an avowed white supremacist account on the night of the New York primary.
Trump has for months elevated tweets from racist Twitter accounts to his more than seven million followers, but Tuesday night’s retweet was the latest of his at least half-dozen times engaging with white supremacist accounts.
@keksec__org‘s bio currently reads: “#keksec, Capitalist/Neo-Boer, Author, Journalist, #RWDS member. Against all Anglos.” The account, which also frequently posts photos of women with the hashtag #WhiteGirlsAreMagic, had more than 54,000 followers.
As the American Prospect points out, #RWDS is a white supremacist hashtag meaning “right-wing death squad,” with neo-Boer a reference to supporting South Africa’s apartheid government.
Although the account, which uses the name Jason Bergkamp, uses a very similar handle to @keksec_org, another white supremacist user Trump retweeted multiple times, links to that user’s earlier tweets show the account is suspended.
The tweet was still live on Trump’s timeline shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.