To hear the Nazis tell it, Donald Trump just gave them the bestest birthday present ever, and it wasn’t even their birthday!
“It just couldn’t ever get any better than this, I am telling myself,” The Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin gushed. “But I know that it is just going to keep getting better.”
Over on Infostormer, “Marcus Cicero” was somehow even more enthusiastic about Trump’s apparent gift to the far-far-right. “My hands are shaking right now as I prepare this article,” he reported. “I’m just that unbelievably happy.”
So what exactly are America’s white supremacists kvelling about?
Trump is evidently pushing to exclude white supremacists and other far-right extremists from the government’s Countering Violent Extremism initiative, transforming the program into one that focuses only on Islamic extremists, or so White House insiders told Reuters earlier this week.
This might seem an odd policy move to make, particularly at this point in time, only days after a white nationalist murdered six Muslim worshippers in a Quebec City mosque — a shooting more than a little reminiscent of avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof’s cold-blooded murder of nine black parishioners in a Charleston church last year.
If the proposal makes no sense in terms of policy, it makes perfect sense as a sort of under-the-table “thank you’ gift to America’s white supremacists for their fervent support during Trump’s campaign. If that’s the message Trump is trying to send, his white supremacist fans are receiving it loud and clear.
“We helped get Trump get elected, and the fact of the matter is, without Alt-Right meme magick, it simply wouldn’t have happened,” Anglin wrote.
The people paying attention know how much good we did, and they know how much good we can do in the future, making sure young people get on board with Trumpism.
This is absolutely a signal of favor to us. …
I feel so, so great right now.
“Cicero,” meanwhile, offered thanks to God Himself for the gift of Donald Trump.
Almighty God sent us Donald J. Trump at the fifty-ninth minute of the eleventh hour – that much is certain right now.
He decided at the very last moment that the White Race is truly worthy of salvation from the most gruesome of ends, and gave us the means to finally set ourselves free.
Brothers and Sisters, we are going to win this struggle, and it may very well happen faster than any of us ever thought possible.
My hands are shaking right now as I prepare this article – I’m just that unbelievably happy.
Like Anglin, Cicero sees this as a monumental victory for white nationalism.
This measure would be the first step to us going fully mainstream, and beginning the process of entering the government in full-force without the fear of being attacked, financially-assailed, and intimidated into silence by the nefarious Jews. …
[W]e would at last be able to grow exponentially due to the lack of government resources that currently fund infiltrators, Leftist trolls, and other members of law enforcement that devote their whole lives to holding us back.
Whatever reservations Cicero may have had about Trump in the past have now been erased.
We may have truly underestimated President Trump’s covert support of our Cause … but after this proposal, I am fully ready to offer myself in service to this glorious regime.
I, and most others in the Alt-Right, wish to help Make America Great Again, and it seems as if the Administration understands this on some level.
Comrades, we are now free.
Let us make the best of this once in a lifetime opportunity, and fight to make our land a better place for our children, grandchildren, and White descendants as yet unborn.
HAIL THE GOD EMPEROR!
AND MAY PRESIDENT TRUMP RULE FOR A THOUSAND YEARS!
So, yeah, if Trump meant this as a message, MESSAGE RECEIVED.
And for the white supremacists, Trump is a gift that keeps on giving.
You may recall the Trump administration’s strange Holocaust Remembrance Day message that somehow managed to not mention Jews.
Word got out yesterday that in addition to putting out the weirdly Jew-free Holocaust message, the Trump White House also blocked the State Department from releasing a Holocaust Remembrance Day message of its own which, of course, did acknowledge that the Holocaust did indeed have something to do with Jews, notably the murder of six million of them.
The Daily Stormer was enthusiastic about the original White House statement and was if anything even more thrilled by this followup revelation.
“This just gets better by the second,” the irrepressible Anglin declared.
President Trump is not only not mentioning Jews in his Holocaust statement, he is actively making sure they’re not mentioned.
I didn’t even ask for all of this. It’s incredible.
We’re only two weeks into Trump’s administration. What horrors lie ahead?