The Donald Trump Campaign Gave Media Credentials to a Notorious White Supremacist

Now Donald Trump is giving press credentials to a white supremacist
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On the heels of his endorsements by the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, the Donald Trump campaign has granted press credentials to one of the most disgusting antisemitic white supremacists in the US: the host of Tennessee’s “Political Cesspool” radio show, James Edwards. (Google cache link so you don’t have to visit a white supremacist web site.)

I attended a Donald Trump rally in Memphis on Saturday night as a fully credentialed member of the media and enjoyed the unique experience of being able to air a live broadcast of The Political Cesspool Radio Program from inside the press pen while the event was in full swing. (Next Saturday’s show [March 5] will feature a previously taped 20-minute interview with Donald Trump, Jr.) It was a very memorable day and I’d now like to take my audience behind the scenes.

After receiving my credentials from the campaign I was instructed to get there early for set-up and to go through security. At approximately 1:30 PM I arrived at the Millington Regional Airport, where the rally was to be held inside one of the hangars. There was already a long line of supporters waiting to gain entry even though I was on-scene nearly five hours before Trump ascended to the podium. With rock music blaring and people tailgating in the parking lot it felt very much like a college football atmosphere. There were plenty of vendors hawking Trump merchandise but the most impressive display was a concession stand offering the “Make America Great Again Trump Burger”. Naturally, this monster featured 100% American beef and 100% American cheese. Other items being offered included the “Ted Cruz Burger” (which featured Canadian Bacon), Bernie Sanders Pork Nachos, and Hillary Clinton SOFT drinks – that had been scrubbed clean.

I was fortunate to be able to bypass the crowd and long line by parking in a VIP area designated for members of the press, which was located directly behind the hangar. When I got out of my car I almost immediately ran into NBC News and Trump beat reporter Katy Tur. Katy first became known to me a couple of months ago after watching this interview. I must say though that she comes across as having an overall pleasant personality on television and she was most certainly a sweetheart when we talked. Interestingly, she is the former girlfriend of Keith Olbermann, who once referred to me as “the worst person in the world” on his unimpressive television show.

We’ve written several times before about James Edwards and Political Cesspool; Edwards is an overt racist who believes white people need to breed more so they can outnumber the “lesser” races, and also believes slavery was beneficial to African Americans. His radio show has hosted many of the stars of the white supremacist underground, such as David Duke, Jared Taylor, Ted Nugent, Pat Buchanan, etc.

This isn’t James Edwards’ first success in acquiring media credentials, either; in 2015, he received press credentials for the right wing CPAC conference, attended by many top Republican politicians.

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