March was a watershed month for the Alt-Right.
In the wake of Richard Spencer’s appearance at Michigan State and the revelation of Matt Heimbach’s affair, the movement tore itself apart in the optics debate which had been simmering since Charlottesville. TWP collapsed. Richard Spencer called off his college tour. Occidental Dissent exited the Alt-Right. At this point, “American Nationalism” and GOP cheerleading became ascendant in the rump of the Alt-Right, which would last until the 2018 midterm elections.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration went through a big shakeup with Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster and David Shulkin leaving and being replaced by Mike Pompeo, Larry Kudlow and John Bolton. President Trump toured his border wall prototypes only to sign the Omnibus spending bill which banned him from using them. The Trump administration sold javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine and banned bump stocks, but also imposed steel and aluminum tariffs. The Senate passed banking deregulation while putting infrastructure on the backburner and scaling back its agenda. A caravan from Central America began to cross Mexico to request asylum at the US border.
March 1 – Trump administration proclaims Irish-American Heritage Month and Women’s History Month
Trump administration authorizes the sale of javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine
Trump administration prepares to impose steel and aluminum tariffs
Sen. John Cornyn announces the Trump infrastructure bill might go nowhere in 2018
Articles: Trump Administration Sells 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles To Ukraine, WHITE PILL: Trump Administration Set To Impose Large Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, John Cornyn: Infrastructure Bill Might Go Nowhere In 2018
March 2 – President Trump issues executive order on Crimea in Ukraine
March 3 – Kyle Bristow resigns from the Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas
Alt-Right continues to debate American Nationalism
March 5 – Richard Spencer speaks at Michigan State University
Vice President Mike Pence grovels at AIPAC
Alt-Right continues to debate American Nationalism
March 6 – Gary Cohn announces his resignation as chief economic adviser
Nikki Haley boasts about bullying Israel’s critics at the UN in her AIPAC speech
March 8 – President Trump signs proclamation that imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on most countries
March 9 – Alt-Right is bitterly embroiled in the optics debate
Occidental Dissent disaffiliates from the Alt-Right
March 10 – President Trump holds rally in Pennsylvania to support Rick Saccone
March 12 – Americans continue to lose faith in democracy
March 13 – President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaces him with Mike Pompeo
March 14 – President Trump replaces Gary Cohn with Larry Kudlow as his chief economic adviser
President Trump tours his border wall prototypes in California
Conor Lamb defeats Rick Saccone in the Pennsylvania special election
Matt Heimbach is caught having a sordid affair. TWP collapses
Articles: President Trump Hires Larry Kudlow To Head National Economic Council, President Trump Tours Border Wall Prototypes, #MAGA: Conor Lamb Wins PA-18 Special Election, The Matt Heimbach Situation
March 15 – America’s infrastructure continues to crumble
Senate passes banking deregulation bill
March 16 – DeAndre Harris walks free in Charlottesville
Articles: DeAndre Harris Walks Free
March 20 – Alt-Right continues to debate American Nationalism
March 21 – Alt-Right continues to debate American Nationalism
Articles: The Problem With American Nationalism
March 22 – H.R. McMaster resigns as National Security Adviser and is replaced by John Bolton
House Republicans pass the Omnibus spending bill which forbids President Trump from building his border wall with the prototypes he recently toured
March 23 – President Trump announces exemptions to his steel and aluminum tariffs
President Trump says the campus free speech crisis is “highly overblown” just weeks after Richard Spencer’s speech at Michigan State ended in disaster
President Trump replaces H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as National Security Adviser
Articles: #MAGA: Trump Announces Exemptions From Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, President Trump: The Campus Free Speech Crisis Is “Highly Overblown”, #MAGA: President Trump Replaces HR McMaster With John Bolton As National Security Adviser
March 24 – The Omnibus spending bill doubles H-2B visas
President Trump announces his ban of bump stocks
President Trump takes another shot at banning transsexuals from the military
Articles: #MAGA: President Trump Signs Omnibus Bill Which DOUBLES H-2B Visas, President Trump Announces Bump Stocks Ban, President Trump Takes Another Crack At Banning Transsexuals From The Military, #MAGA: President Trump’s Omnibus Debacle
March 26 – White House announces the expulsion of Russian diplomats
The Republican Congress prunes the 2018 legislative agenda
Alt-Right continues to debate American Nationalism
March 27 – The Republican Congress floats passing Tax Cuts 2 before the midterms
Articles: Tax Cuts Round 2
March 30 – The Trump administration unveils the completion of a file miles of the existing border fence
Israel massacres Palestinians
March 31 – President Trump fires Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin and nominates Ronny Jackson to replace him
A caravan of illegal aliens from Central America begin to march through Mexico to the US border to request asylum
April was a month of extreme disillusionment.
After quitting the Alt-Right, I began to wonder what to do next. As Trump launched his second missile attack on Syria, I had become disillusioned with BOTH mainstream and fringe politics. My interests shifted to religion, philosophy, history and physical fitness. I needed a break from the movement and pretty much quit writing on this site in April to focus on writing a book which I never completed.
President Trump signed a sex trafficking bill which banned Backpage.com. He launched a second missile strike on Syria and sent the National Guard to the Mexican border to stop the caravan of Central Americans who were traveling to the US to request asylum. They ultimately crossed the border.
April 1 – President Trump is tested by a caravan of illegal aliens from Central America who made their way to the border to request asylum.
April 2 – The Alt-Right continues to debate American Nationalism.
April 3 – Ricky Vaughn is doxed by Paul Nehlen
President Trump sends the National Guard to the Mexican border to stop the caravan
April 4 – President Trump signs a proclamation to deploy the National Guard to the Mexican border to fight illegal immigration
April 5 – President Trump proclaims the 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination.
April 8 – President Trump calls Bashar Assad an “animal” after a second false flag gas attack
Weev is exposed as a Jew on Radical Agenda
April 9 – FBI and federal prosecutors raid the home of Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen
President Trump meets with military leaders to discuss alleged poison gas attacks in Syria
Russia finds no evidence of chemical weapons used in the hoax gas attack in Syria
The House passed bills revising financial regulations related to “too big to fail” designations, stress tests, and the application of the Volcker Rule.
Articles: League of the South Holds Confederate Heritage Rally In Wetumpka, AL, FBI Raids Office Of Trump’s Jew Attorney, Criminal Charges Possibly Pending, Jews Gonna Jew: Israel Sucker Punches Syria In The Dead Of Night, Russians: No Trace Of Chemical Weapons Found, Gas Baby Photos Were Faked
April 10 – National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton resigns. He wrote The Flight 93 election essay
April 11 – President Trump signs a sex trafficking bill passed by Congress that bans Backpage.com
Nadia Schadlow, deputy national security adviser for strategy, resigns
April 12 – UK agrees to back Syria strikes
April 13 – President Trump pardons Scooter Libby
President Trump says the US may rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership
President Trump authorizes air strikes on Syria
April 14 – Russia shoots down cruise missiles fired at Syria
April 16 – Fallout from Trump’s second attack on Syria
April 21 – NSM holds rally in Newnan, GA.
President Trump considers pardoning Jack Johnson who was a black boxer from the early 20th century
April 22 – President Trump announces that North Korea has agreed to denuclearize
April 23 – Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State
April 26 – Mike Pompeo sworn in as Secretary of State
April 27 – North Korea and South Korea agree to hold summit to resolve their differences on the Korean peninsula.
April 29 – Conservatives begin to embrace Kanye West.
President Trump promises huge new influx of migrant farm workers
April 30 – The caravan from Central America arrives at the US border and begins to climb the border fence in Tijuana
In May, Jacob Goodwin and Alex Ramos were found guilty in Charlottesville while DeAndre Harris walked free. I was taking an extended vacation from writing about politics. The entire caravan from Central America crossed the Mexican border at San Ysidro. President Trump pardoned the black boxer Jack Johnson who died in the early 20th century. He also withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and signed a bill passed by the Republican Congress that deregulated banks and weakened Dodd-Frank.
May 1 – President Trump proclaims Jewish American Heritage Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Jacob Goodwin found guilty in Charlottesville
May 2 – Mitt Romney boasts that Trump’s first year is “very similar to things I’d have done” except for the racism
May 3 – Alex Ramos found guilty in Charlottesville
May 4 – Trump administration ends temporary protected status for Hondurans
The entire caravan from Central America crossed into the US
Articles: Entire Migrant Caravan Has Entered US
May 8 – President Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on Iran.
May 13 – American politicians travel to Israel to attend the official transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem
May 14 – Mass riots end in the death of dozens of Palestinians
May 16 – Americans are still struggling in spite of the rise in the stock market
May 21 – Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin announces the Trump administration will not impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
May 23 – US forces attack Syrian government troops again
May 24 – President Trump pardons Jack Johnson who was a black boxer from the early 20th century
President Trump cancels planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Congress passes a banking deregulation bill that weakens Dodd-Frank.
May 25 – Harvey Weinstein arrested for rape
Tommy Robinson arrested and thrown in jail in the UK
May 26 – North Korea and South Korea continue to work on peace in spite of the Trump administration
May 29 – Roseanne Barr loses her show over a politically incorrect tweet