Flirting with the racist among him, Donald Trump has found another reason to act ignorant and to pretend that endorsements from hate groups like the Klu Klux Klan, or David Duke, or White Supremacist, can be accepted on a case by case basis.
On Saturday evening, an Arlington-based think tank called the National Policy Institute plans to hold its annual conference in the rotunda of the Reagan building in D.C., with around 150 attendees expected. The topic of the conference will be the Republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump.
But the NPI isn’t just any think tank. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers its president Richard Spencer to be one of the “most successful young white nationalist leaders” in the country today.
The NPI’s website says the group is “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States.”
In Trump, Spencer sees a figure “energizing” the white nationalist movement. So on Saturday, conference attendees will enjoy cocktails, dinner, desert, and three speakers praising and parsing the “Trump phenomenon.”