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.
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