Trump's Unholy Alliances

Trump's Unholy Alliances

Of the various groups that came together in support of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential run, two in particular have drawn a lot of media attention: the Christian Right and the white nationalist “alt-right” movement. Trump’s early supporters included white evangelical figures commonly associated with the Christian Right, such as Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Robert Jeffress. And the president’s campaign also attracted white nationalists such as David Duke and Richard Spencer. What are we to make of the fact that both of these groups—the Christian Right and the so-called alt-right—have been energized by Trump’s rhetoric and policies?

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