A large faction of Trump’s following is feeling duped this evening.
In the wake of President Trump’s command to bomb military bases in Syria, far-right conservatives are in an uproar. And it’s not just any conservatives. It’s everyone’s favorite basement-dwelling hive mind. The ‘alt-right’, the group known for their uncanny ability to be heard without ever actually being seen.
Their influence can be found in two places, the darkest corners of twitter, and apparently on election day.
Ever since Trump got elected the left has shifted from shock to outrage. In an infuriating fashion, Trump supporters have excused every contradiction made by the administration since inauguration. This was expected though. Or at least it should have been, Trump supporters were the most passionate/stubborn voter base in recent memory; BUT even liberals were surprised to see Trump supporters think nothing of the blatant nepotism that was occurring in the administration.
Finally, there has been some backlash.
Twitter is currently erupting with a liberals dream hastag, #FireKushner
In a surprising fashion from a surprising group.
It’s sort of a beautiful irony when those who are generally huge enemies incidentally become allies. Like the United States and Russia coming together to bring down Nazi Germany. Or Woody and Buzz putting their differences aside to get out of Sid’s house.
Why Is The Alt-Right Upset About The Attacks?
One of Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to put America first. He promised to bring focus back home and to stay out of foreign affairs. In fact, most of his attacks on Barack Obama that actually pertained to policy wer complaining of his involvement in global affairs.
We should stop talking, stay out of Syria and other countries that hate us, rebuild our own country and make it strong and great again-USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2013
“Wait, what are you saying?”
What I am saying is stay out of Syria.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2013
I don’t know if Trump was being sincere, but a ‘small’ following was taking him very seriously
So to put it simply, bombing Syria because they are killing their own citizens is the opposite of what Trump promised to his supporters. Regardless of personal opinions on the matter.
“’He seems to betray his statements and he’s betrayed the meaning of his campaign,’” Richard Spencer, a white nationalist and founder of the term “alt-right,” said Friday. LA Times
Since this was done by the Trump administration Democrats are obviously not happy with the attacks either. In a morbid way, it’s refreshing to see most people not being thrilled with a spontaneous missile strike on a middle-eastern country. Even if the alt-right is, as always, blowing everyone’s mind with their reasoning…
— Jonathan Riley (@JonRiley7) April 8, 2017
According to right-wing personalities (left-wing agitators) Roger Stone and Alex Jones, this is all to do with who they call “President Kushner”
Jones, speaking on his show about Ivanka and Kushner- “It’s them, it’s them — it’s his daughter and son-in-law who are literally enemies of the Republic!”
Jones then when on to use “a series of code words to warn his listeners that Kushner, who is Jewish, was trying to undermine his father-in-law, the president.” Raw Story
Once Jones spoke to the people, #FireKushner took off.
As usual, there is no real sources on the decision making process in the white house. This is all speculation that is now slowly being turned it news (surprise, surprise). But the double-edged sword of fake news may finally be coming in favor of the liberals. A story taken as fact with no real sources can still have real consequences.
The Trump administration is already at war with it’s base right now. Hard to say if this was an oversight. It looks to be that way. Would not be surprising to for Trump to underestimate how much the alt-right is paying attention.
But Liberals, for maybe the first and only time ever, you can thank the alt-right. Trump may have to throw the old catch-phrase at his son-in-law. #FireKushner
Baked Alaska, a prominent speaker and figure for the alt-right movement
Kushner is a traitor to the American people, we have had enough of his globalist agenda influencing our President. #FireKushner
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 7, 2017
Some of the racial tones of Trump’s back-lashing supporters are not even subtle
— FrecklyCash1488 🐸 (@FrecklyCash1488) April 8, 2017
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 8, 2017