I’ve already commented on this at length on Twitter.
“Asked directly about the event that was widely covered by the mainstream media, Trump replied, “I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn. …”
It is fair to say that Trump has has created a major problem with his Alt-Right base. He was running out of disavowals before the election and with this move has finally exhausted his well of good will with his most fervent supporters.
Now, the Alt-Right is openly wondering why Trump hoisted the Rainbow flag and explicitly avowed the “LGBTQ community” at the Republican National Convention (he made a point to add the Q to LGBTQ), but disavows the people who actually voted for him and who stuck with him throughout the campaign. Why does Trump explicitly appeal to the black community, the Hispanic community, the LGBTQ community and the Jewish community, but has never once talked about the White community?
Is the White community no good? It was the White working class, not any groundwell of black and Hispanic support, which put Trump in the White House. Are we conserving the status quo? Are transsexuals and queers who voted for Hillary Clinton good, but the Alt-Right voters who supported Trump no good?
Note: White Nationalists voted en masse for Trump in both the primary and general election. There are many, many more White Nationalists than most people realize and they don’t usually vote. Ask Ted Cruz.