August 18, 2016
David Cole: My God, what if he loses…
David Cole writes:
The pro-Trumpers have taken a tremendous gamble, one that carries no exit strategy. They have to win, because if they don’t, the old guard will come back—energized, angry, and able to say “told you so”—and a cleansing of massive proportions will ensue.
Are vocal and committed Trump supporters concerned about this? And about Trump’s lagging poll numbers? I thought I’d ask a few. (…)
I had to ask, because it’s been on my mind for some time, if any of my three interview subjects believe that Trump is even aware of the alt-right. Some alt-rightists speak of Trump as if he were Marine Le Pen, but Marine Le Pen knows she leads the National Front. Does Trump even know he’s been declared the figurehead of something called the alt-right? “I doubt Trump knows what the alt-right is,” MacLennan admits, adding, “Trump may know Milo’s name but there’s no direct evidence.” Adds Oslan, “There’s been talk that when Trump has “All Right Now” by Free playing at his rallies that he is dog-whistling to the alt-right.”