Yesterday, the Republican National Convention featured on its “tweet-ticker” a tweet from an anti-immigrant hate website popular with “prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.”
“Weekly Standard web producer Alice Lloyd tweeted a photo of a tweet ticker inside the RNC convention hall in Cleveland, Ohio, showing a tweet from VDARE.com’s Twitter account praising a speech Rep. Chris Collins’ (R-NY) gave at the convention in support of Donald Trump’s nomination,” writes Media Matters.
Republicans promoting VDARE on tweet ticker during roll call vote pic.twitter.com/FzpdVxcHPS
— Alice Lloyd (@aliceblloyd) July 20, 2016
The name “VDARE” refers to Virginia Dare, the first child born to white settlers in the Americas in 1587.
More from the Southern Poverty Law Center: “The VDARE.com website also serves as a repository for an archive of nativist columns by the white nationalist movement’s foremost intellectual, Sam Francis, the immigrant-bashing editor of the newspaper of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens who died in 2005. In his columns, Francis rails against the ’emerging Hispanic majority,’ plugs conspiracy theories, and promotes white racial consciousness.
Earlier this week, Republican leader Steve King stunned his fellow panel members on national television after questioning the contributions of non-white people. As we’ve noted, it’s no wonder white supremacists and KKK members love Donald Trump’s candidacy.
As for VDARE, the group appreciated the bump from the Republican Nativist Convention, tweeting a “humble” thanks.
— Virginia Dare (@vdare) July 20, 2016
Just in case there was still some doubt that the GOP really has become the Party of Trump.