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Just how many Nazis in Trump’s orbit are there?

Just how many Nazis in Trump's orbit are there?

by digby


Trump's youth and Hispanic outreach is just awesome:

Last December, in a Florida hotel room just three miles from President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House,” a policy advisor for the Trump-tied nonprofit America First Policies praised Nazis and expressed disappointment that they didn’t “keep fucking going.”

Juan Pablo Andrade voiced his love for the Third Reich — in a video obtained by Mediaite— while attending a Turning Point USA conference, which is a youth conservative organization, endorsed by everyone from Trump to Senator Marco Rubio, known as much for racism as it is for diaper-wearing.

The organization — founded by Charlie Kirkand in the news recently because one of its members received Twitter shoutouts from Kanye West and Trump – held its 2017 annual activism summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, a stone’s throw from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. It was attended by more than a thousand young conservatives, and featured speeches from first-son Donald Trump Jr., Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Fox News personality Tomi Lahren, right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro, ex-White House official Seb Gorka, and a slew of other personalities inhabiting the MAGA-sphere.

Andrade, aside from his work for the pro-Trump America First group, has quite the resume. Per his LinkedIn account, he worked on Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council, Trump’s National Diversity Coalition and the Trump campaign as a surrogate. He writes for The Hill as an opinion contributor and has shared his political opinions on NewsmaxTV, CNN Latino, and Univision. Additionally, he worked for TPUSA as the group’s Florida field director in 2015 and led the group’s informal Latino caucus in 2016, according to sources with direct knowledge of his involvement in the nonprofit.

He was even featured on the 2017 30 under 30s of Newsmax and Red Alert Politics, which are power lists compiling prominent young conservatives in America. Andrade made RAP‘s list in November 2017 — one month before he was recorded praising Nazis.

While it may seem odd that a political figure tied so closely to the Trump administration felt the freedom to endorse Nazi genocide on-camera, Andrade did so in distinctive company. Also in the hotel room was a close friend of Andrade’s, Cesar Subervi, an alt-right activist who participated in the Charlottesville white supremacist march and has been filmedwith Richard Spencer.

Cæsar Subervi and America First advisor Juan Pablo Andrade in West Palm Beach, Florida.

“The only thing the Nazis didn’t get right is they didn’t keep fucking going!” Andrade exclaimed to Subervi and several other fellow conference attendees in a hotel room that Mediaite learned was paid for by TPUSA.

This clip was uploaded to Subervi’s Snapchat “Story,” which is a feature of the app that allows users to post content for all their followers to see for 24 hours.

Another disturbing video posted to his Snapchat during TPUSA’s summit shows Subervi, who was also a student activist at Coastal Carolina University, saying it was “awesome” that someone who he thought was protesting the conference got run over by a car.

“This is the car that hit the fucking protester,” Subervi said while filming a vehicle with a destroyed hood. “She smashed that bitch, that is awesome!”


You can watch the video here.