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CSUSB professor comments for report on one Democratic presidential candidate who has support from isolationists
The New York Times
Oct. 12, 2019
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted by the newspaper for an article about one Democratic presidential candidate’s apparent strategy.
The newspaper reported: “As she (U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii) injects chaos into the 2020 Democratic primary by accusing her own party of ‘rigging’ the election, an array of alt-right internet stars, white nationalists and Russians have praised her.”
Levin said Gabbard had “the seal of approval” within white nationalist circles. “If people have that isolationist worldview, there is one candidate that could best express them on each side: Gabbard on the Democratic side and Trump on the Republican side,” Levin said.
The newspaper also reported that Gabbard has disavowed some of her most hateful supporters, castigating the news media for giving “any oxygen at all” to the endorsement she won from the white nationalist leader David Duke. But her frequent appearances on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show have buoyed her support in right-wing circles.
Read the complete article at “What, exactly, is Tulsi Gabbard up to?”