President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2019. Trump is heading to Monaca, Pa., about 40 minutes north of Pittsburgh, to tour Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex. The facility, which critics claim will become the largest air polluter in western Pennsylvania, is being built in an area hungry for investment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

57% of Americans surveyed in a new INSIDER poll said they thought President Donald Trump is a white supremacist or emboldens white supremacy.
A surprisingly high percentage of non-liberals, including 51% of slightly conservative respondents and 27% of moderately conservative Americans agreed either that Trump espouses or fuels white supremacy.
In recent weeks, an increasing number of prominent leaders and Democratic politicians — including at least seven 2020 Democratic presidential candidates — have publicly called Trump a white supremacist.
In the past month, Trump told Democratic lawmakers of color to “go back” to where they came from, called Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess,” and was accused of normalizing the type of anti-immigrant rhetoric espoused by the suspected El Paso shooter.

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After several weeks of President Donald Trump making xenophobic and racist comments aimed at Democratic lawmakers and immigrants, 57% of Americans said in a new INSIDER poll that the president is a white supremacist or emboldens white supremacy.

The poll posed this questions to 1,091 American adults: “Political opponents have said that they believe President Trump espouses white supremacist beliefs. How do you feel about that allegation?”

31% said “I think President Trump is a white supremacist.”
26% said “I think President Trump is not a white supremacist, but his actions encourage them.”
12% said “I think President Trump is not a white supremacist.”
18.5% said “I think President Trump is absolutely not a white supremacist, I think he opposes them.”
13% didn’t know or weren’t sure.

A majority of every racial and ethnic group also linked Trump to white supremacy, with 54% of white respondents, 59% of Asian-Americans, 70% of Hispanic or Latino respondents, and 77% of African-Americans agreeing that Trump is a white supremacist or emboldens white supremacy.

All told, of the …read more

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