Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waves during his walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21.
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US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would present a "real opportunity" for white nationalists, the leader of the American Nazi Party said recently on his radio show.
The Nazi group's chairman, Rocky Suhayda, asserted on the radio program in July that he projected that Trump will win the presidency, and "it's gonna surprise the enemy."
A Trump administration in the White House would help advance "people like white nationalists" to form pro-white political blocs, the white supremacist activist charged.
“Now, if Trump does win, okay, it’s going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists, acting intelligently to build upon that, and to go and start – you know how you have the black political caucus and what not in Congress, and, everything, to start building on something like that, okay,” Suhayda is heard saying in a recording of the radio clip published by BuzzFeed on Sunday.
Suhayda, whose group promotes a platform representing "the union of all Aryans in North America" that stands against immigrants and non-white minorities, said a Trump presidency would help overturn the concept that white nationalists "have basically thrown in the towel."
He added that he believes billionaire real-estate mogul Trump would reinvigorate hope for white nationalists that their interests would be defended in mainstream politics.
“It doesn’t have to be anti, like the movement’s been for decades, so much as it has to be pro-white," the American Nazi proponent stated of pro-white coalitions he sees as possible under Trump.
"It’s kinda hard to go and call us bigots, if we don’t go around and act like a bigot. That’s what the movement should contemplate. Alright,” added the Nazi activist.
Suhayda took over in 2014 as head of the Arlington, Virginia-based US Nazi organization that was established in large upon the ideologies of Adolf Hitler's German Nazi Party.
While the Republican nominee has shot down any parallels with Nazism, he has repeatably been compared to Hitler
during his charged presidential campaign for his comments targeting Mexicans and Muslims and for his populist politicking style.
“I don’t know about the Hitler comparison. I hadn’t heard that, but it’s a terrible comparison. I’m not happy about that certainly,” Trump said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in March.