Why Is Donald Trump Jr. Following White Supremacists on Twitter?

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If you follow politics on Twitter you’ll eventually run into the “alt-right” cavemen — a group of antisemites, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who make no attempt at all to hide what they’re about. “Alt-right” is just the latest term they’re using; in the past they’ve called themselves “race realists,” “racialists,” “nationalists” and a host of other lofty-sounding names, but the hatred always remains the same.

Today, Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray noticed that Donald Trump Jr., who has been taking a large role in his father’s campaign, had “liked” a tweet by one of the worst and most active of these “alt-right” freaks on Twitter:

So I got curious and took a look at the list of people Trump Jr. is following on Twitter — and there was @Ricky_Vaughn99 (probably a fake name, of course). A screenshot:

Some recent tweets by this guy who’s being followed by the son of the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the US:

His Twitter timeline is absolutely full of this kind of hateful garbage; there’s no way Trump Jr. could possibly have missed it. Yet he chose to follow this guy.

And that’s not all. In the screenshot above you can see that Trump Jr. is also following @Bidenshairplugs, who uses a picture of Joe Biden with a Hitler mustache for his avatar. This guy may be even worse than @Ricky_Vaughn99.

It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump isn’t the only one with an affinity for white supremacists and neo-Nazi types. It runs in the family.

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