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Bridge Over Troubled Water: How the right acts as a "bridge phenomenon" for white supremacists

Bridge Over Troubled Water: How the right acts as a "bridge phenomenon" for white supremacists

In his tax speech in Pennsylvania last week, President Trump gave a shout out to "the great Jeffrey Lord."

He went on to explain that Lord "was on fake news CNN for a long time. He was one of my few sources of truth."

CNN severed ties with Lord after he tweeted "sieg heil," a Nazi salutation.

Trump's flirtation with racism is nothing new—it extends back through the campaign and into many facets of the presidency. He called the white supremacists in Charlottesville "very fine people" and has repeatedly refused to condemn hate groups. But the precise mechanisms by which the administration and ally media outlets...

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