Trump Campaign Has Knowingly Taken Dozens Of Donations From Notorious Neo-Nazi
President Donald Trump’s campaign has accepted thousands in donations from a notorious neo-Nazi and other racist extremists, according to the newsletter Popular Information — and it isn’t because the campaign has been unaware.
- Newsletter author Judd Legum reported that since 2017, the Trump campaign has accepted at least $2,000 from Morris Gulett in 29 separate transactions, most recently on May 31, 2020.
- The report describes Gulett: “In between stints in prison, Morris Gulett set up an outpost of the Aryan Nations, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ Christian, in Louisiana. He promoted his group as the ‘most-feared and revered white supremacist organization the world has ever known.’"
- Gulett also “once said that he would celebrate Black History Month when ‘when every Negro becomes just that – history.’”
- Legum noted that the campaign’s acceptance of Gulett’s contributions is not because it was unaware of them, writing: “Gulett's contributions were brought to the attention of the Trump campaign in July 2018 by The Forward. At the time, Gulett had donated to the Trump campaign three times for a total of $200. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment from The Forward.”
- “The Trump campaign also did not respond to a request for comment by Popular Information about Gulett's continued donations,” he added.
The Trump campaign has accepted donations from other racist extremists and bigots as well, according to the report.
- The campaign “has also accepted the maximum donation from Peter Zieve, a Washington State businessman.”
- A lawsuit filed by Washington State alleging discrimination against minority applicants “describes how Zieve allegedly screened applicants by race, hired a nearly all-white staff, and offered employees a $1000 bonus for getting married and another $1000 bonus for having children.” Additionally, the “stated purpose of the "procreation bonus" was to prevent the country from being overrun by minorities.”
- Legum reported that “In an October 2, 2015 email announcing the birth of his own daughter, Zieve said that ‘381,000 terrorist savages have gotten into Europe so far this year and if we don’t make more babies the light will out on civilization.’"
- Trump accepted $5600 from Zieve in 2020 in support of his primary and general elections.
- Legum said the Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment on Zieve’s contributions.
The Trump campaign also accepted donations from K.C. McAlpin, “a long-time associate of John Tanton, ‘the racist architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement,’” and Timothy Mellon, "a reclusive heir to the wealthy Mellon family fortune” who wrote in his self-published autobiography "that social programs had made black people ‘even more belligerent’ and ‘unwilling to pitch in to improve their own situations.’"