President Trump’s Thursday airstrike against Syria may strip him of the support and adoration of his “alt-right” and white nationalist fans — some of whom are describe the move as part of a “Jewish coup” of Trump’s White House.
“I am ready to condemn Donald Trump,” white nationalist Richard Spencer who popularized the term “alt-right,” said in a YouTube video to his followers. “I certainly condemn these actions just taken in Syria.”
The video, posted Friday morning, was titled “The Trump Betrayal.”
“The #AltRight is against a war in Syria. Period,” Spencer tweeted Thursday night. He later added an emoji of the Syrian flag to his Twitter profile. For the these far-right Trump fans, this military strike against Syria signaled a disappointing departure from his non-interventionist “America First” campaign rhetoric.
Others emphasized how the ouster of Steve Bannon from Trump’s National Security Council appeared to be a power play by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — Kushner being someone they see as exerting unwelcome “Jewish influence” on the White House.
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