Preeminent Pro-Trump Pundit Bill Mitchell Disavows ‘Racist’ Alt-Right Movement

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By Andrew Stiles | 12:25 pm, January 3, 2017

Bill Mitchell, an executive recruiter and radio host in North Carolina, was a widely mocked for his refusal to accept the results of polls predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in the presidential election.

BuzzFeed and other outlets wrote gawking profiles of Mitchell, describing him as the leader of the “post-truth, post-math” faction of the Trump movement.

But Mitchell was right. The ground game really was in their hearts. Trump won the election, and all the “smart” pundits predicting a Clinton victory looked like idiots. Mitchell quickly became the preeminent political pundits of the Trump era.

Accordingly, Mitchell caused quite a stir in recent days when he took to Twitter to express his profound discomfort with the so-called “alt-right” movement that rose to prominence as a result of Trump’s political success in 2016.

Mitchell began expressing his doubts about the movement in the final days of 2016.

Then, on New Year’s Day, he came out swinging. The alt-right movement “has lost their damned minds,” Mitchell wrote on Twitter, and has been “co-opted by racist maniacs.”

The alt-right might have began as an inoffensive, “anti-establishment” movement, Mitchell argued. But it has morphed into something “insane.”

Mitchell expressed his concern with the alt-right’s association with the broader demographic of Trump supporters.

Mitchell personally disavowed the movement and sought to disassociate himself, and Trump, from the alt-right.

As Mitchell later noted, Trump himself disavowed the alt-right shortly after winning the election. “I don’t want to energize the group, and I disavow the group,” Trump said when asked about the alt-right during a meeting with New York Times reporters on November 22.

Alt-right folks who voted for Trump hoping he would install a white supremacist regime as president were bound to be disappointed, Mitchell argued, because Trump is “the exact opposite of a racist.”

Mitchell posted a lengthier response to “the whole alt-right craziness” on his radio show’s YouTube channel.