Pat Buchanan has long been a racist and nativist, so you know he loves Trump’s border wall idea. He wrote an article supporting it, saying it’s required to stop the dilution of white people in this country, and Trump tweeted it out with approval. This is the same man of whom Trump said 20 years ago was a “Hitler lover.”
The US president approvingly quoted an opinion piece in which Pat Buchanan warned against a “multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual America”.
Mr Buchanan, a former aide to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, claimed Democrats opposed a wall on the US-Mexico border because they wanted “to increase the number of women, African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics, and thereby reduce the number of white men”.“The Democratic Party is hostile to white men, because the smaller the share of the US population that white men become, the sooner that Democrats inherit the national estate,” he suggested…
Footage soon surfaced on social media of a 1999 interview with NBC News in which Mr Trump attacked Mr Buchanan, who was vying against him for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination at the time.
Mr Trump told Meet the Press host Tim Russert: “He’s a Hitler lover. I guess he’s an anti-Semite. He doesn’t like the blacks, he doesn’t like the gays.
“It’s just incredible that anybody could embrace this guy.”
About Mr Buchanan’s bid for the White House, he added: “Maybe he’ll get four or five per cent of the vote, and it’ll be a really staunch right wacko vote. I’m not even sure if it’s right. It’s just a wacko vote. And I just can’t imagine that anybody can take him seriously.”
My goodness, how badly old statements age. Now it’s Trump going for the right wing whacko vote and advocating racist positions that he once criticized when made by Buchanan.