Trump to return donation from donor called ‘white separatist’

Trump to return donation from donor called ‘white separatist’

Last Updated: February 9, 2016
Donald Trump reportedly stated on Monday that he will return a campaign contribution from a donor described as a “determined white separatist” after the donation was questioned on the trail in New Hampshire.“I would certainly return it if you think it is appropriate,” Trump boldly told an attendee at a town hall event a day before the state’s primary.“I would return it. Don’t be so angry, I don’t even know who he is.”The contributed the donation in question was from William Daniel Johnson, a Los Angeles attorney described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “determined white separatist.”

Daniel Johnson, sponsored a robocall in Iowa fully supporting Trump, also reigned praises on Trump interviews with Talking Points Memo.

Donation from William Johnson matches with Daniel Johnson’s address

Johnson quotes was on display in SPLC’s website, one of written quotes includes a call for U.S. citizenship to be restricted to the “non-Hispanic white [members] of the European race.” It was also noted back in 2010 when he made a speech of how he was upset that the popular mythical book and movie character Harry Potter kissed a “Chinese girl” in one of the movies series and books by J.K. Rowling.

It was also reported that a William Johnson with Johnson & Associates in Los Angeles donated $250 to Donald Trump’s campaign, FEC records show. Liberal watchdog group Media Matters notes that Johnson’s address is the same as address as that of the of nationalist groups, which strengthens the argument that the donation is from Daniel Johnson himself. The group has requested that Trump should return the donation.

Trump has raised up criticism that his controversial statements about Hispanics and his call to ban Muslim immigration to America are appealing to the white nationalists.

Johnson’s donation can be refunded by the campaign at any time and any refund would show up in financial disclosures that  will be released monthly throughout 2016.

Trump resounded it to his supporters that he he majorly funds his campaign. While the present total cost of Trump’s campaign spending has been covered by a $12.6 million personal loan he made to the campaign, Trump has spent a whooping sum of $7 million in campaign donations since he kicked-off his presidential bid.

  • AlanMacDonald

    This characterization of Trump as a “Nationalist” is superficially on target, and implies that he could be another Hitler as a loud, arrogant, and uber-nationalist — but is by far not the most accurate reflection of how even more dangerous Trump is being deployed, which is merely ‘posing’ as fighting for America as the exceptional, (and essential) Nation.

    What Trump really is is a charismatic and populist ‘figure’ of Nationalism — but veiling his ‘role’ as the best face the EMPIRE can put out there to fool the deluded ‘right leaning’ rubes of the neocon ‘R’ Vichy party — while the smoother lying Killary plays the same ‘role’ for the slicker neoliberal-con ‘D’ Vichy party crowd.

    Although quite a few media outlets (including Union Leader here ) have
    suggested or characterized Trump as being a “nationalist” (presumably
    because of the Donald’s inane tag line of “Make America Great Again”),
    Trump is not a nationalist, despite his tag line — but rather he is
    the absolute embodiment of a Global Empirist!.

    Trump’s first and
    only interest is in America continuing to be ‘played’ by the
    ruling-elite of this Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE as the being the
    “U.S. state apparatus” through which the totally detached, arrogant,
    ethereal, non-patriotic, and TCC (transnational capitalist class), the
    TNCs, the UHNWIs (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals), et al. continue to
    be able to use and abuse the combined ‘soft and hard’ super-power of the
    former country AKA the U.S. as the seminal enforcement power for this
    Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE —- which Professor Robinson so
    accurately diagnoses below:

    “The U.S. state is a key point of
    condensation for pressures from dominant groups around the world to
    resolve problems of global capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of
    the system overall. In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use
    by transnational elites of the U.S. state apparatus to continue to
    attempt to expand, defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system.
    We are witness less to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global
    capitalist imperialism. We face an EMPIRE OF GLOBAL CAPITAL,
    headquartered, for evident historical reasons, in Washington.”

    William I. (2014-07-31). Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity
    (p. 122). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.

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