Part of the argument for Trump is that his unorthodox politics will bring into the Republican fold new people, such as the white working class. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan provided proof of this idea by speaking enthusiastically about Trump this week.
A notorious anti-Semite, Farrakhan in a recent sermon praised Trump as “the only member who has stood in front of Jewish community, and said I don’t want your money. Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they cannot afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.” Elsewhere in the sermon, Farrakhan claimed that Jews (or the “synagogue of Satan”) controlled the American government.
To be sure, Farrakhan stopped short of a full endorsement, saying, “Not that I’m for Mr. Trump, but I like what I’m looking at.”
With a coalition that could stretch from David Duke to Louis Farrakhan, Trump is in a position to truly remake the Republican Party.