Tag: Republican

White Supremacists See Trump as 'Real Opportunity'

While Trump has alienated entire groups of people, from Latinos to Muslims to many veterans, the Republican presidential nominee has been very successful in attracting the support of groups most candidates actually avoid. Related Story: Trump’s Record of Hate to Date Late last month, the chairman of the American Nazi…

Roger Ailes Resigns After Mounting Sexual Assault Allegations

Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year reign over America’s most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives. Ailes, 76, who has been chairman and CEO of Fox News since 1996,…

GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion

The Republican Party has decided to continue ignoring passionate pleas from some of its own members to move in a more inclusive direction. The GOP’s platform committee met in Cleveland this week to finalize the party’s official platform in advance of its convention next week. The final draft of that…

U.K.'s Vote a Warning to U.S.

The pandering to older, lower-income, uneducated voters with anti-immigration rhetoric has many parallels with Trump’s GOP campaign. By Sheryl Estrada U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage’s use of anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobia while fanning the fears of white, working-class Britons helped usher in a referendumvote to leave the European…

Candidate for Congress Seeks to 'Make America White Again'

A candidate for U.S. Congress from Tennessee on Tuesday erected a highway billboard prominently displaying the slogan “Make America White Again,” a statement widely interpreted to be the real meaning of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” dog whistle. The man responsible for the billboard is Rick Tyler, a restaurant owner…

GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

A proposal that would protect LGBT employees from discrimination by federal contractors was rejected by House Republican leaders just days after GOP members publicly pledged their “support” for the LGBT community. For the third time, openly gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) proposed the amendment, attached to a Defense Department…

Trump Exploits Orlando Tragedy

Rather than being respectful, composed and modest in the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Trump instead has chosen to be bombastic, opportunistic and dishonest in his remarks since the tragedy. Within hours of the massacre that killed 49 people, while bodies still laid in the Orlando…

GOP Refuses to Deny Guns to Suspected Terrorists, Hate Crime Convicts

One day after a twice-suspected terrorist killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday refused to allow any discussion calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists and individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying guns. Ryan’s refusal to even allow discussion on the House…

Trump Orders Supporters to Keep Attacking Judge

Trump made no apologies for his recent rhetoric regarding Judge Gonzalo Curiel. In fact, Bloomberg reported, Trump told his closest supporters in a call on Monday to continue the barrage of attacks against the judge. Related Story: Trump’s Record of Hate to Date According to two sources on the call,…