PBS NewsHour Features Trump Volunteer With White Supremacist Tattoos

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March 16, 2016 5:50 p.m.

In a Tuesday night special about Republican Donald Trump invigorating first-time voters, PBS NewsHour profiled a woman volunteering for the campaign who had prominently visible tattoos of widely recognized white power symbols.

In the segment, which was first flagged by Gawker, PBS profiles Grace Tilly, who is shown making calls at a Trump campaign phone bank in North Carolina.

“This is my first time voting,” Tilly tells the camera. “Being 33, that’s kind of crazy, but it says a lot.”

While Tilly makes a call, her tattoo of a symbol that Gawker identified as a Celtic Cross is easily visible on her right hand.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the Celtic Cross is used by neo-Nazis, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and “virtually every other type of white supremacist.” The symbol is also used in the logo for Stormfront, an online hub for white supremacists.

Gawker also identified the tattoo on Tilly’s other hand as the number 88 which, according to the ADL, is white supremacist shorthand for “Heil Hitler.”

PBS made no mention of the symbols in the story, Gawker said.

A TPM request for comment from PBS NewsHour was not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.

You can watch a clip of the segment over at Gawker.

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