“I smell Jew,” posted an alt-right, albeit anonymous Twitter user with the handle “Great Patriot Trump.” “If so, you are going back to Israel. But you will not stay in power here. Not for long.”
This tweet went out in response to Virginia Mayor Mike Signer, who had issued a statement criticizing the pro-confederate white alt-right nationalists who held two protests in his city of Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
In his official statement as the city’s mayor, Signer called the torch-carrying protesters “profoundly ignorant” and accused these white nationalists of trying to strike fear in the minority community within his hometown, which also is home to the University of Virginia.
Signer called the anti-semitic backlash he’s received online a sign of the “juvenile mentality” of the “alt-right bigots” involved.
He took to his Twitter page Monday to reply
Jewish enough, apparently. Ok, that was fun. Blocking you and your anonymous troll-y nonsense. Bye-bye. https://t.co/Fzd8N5XaPQ
— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) May 15, 2017
So how Jewish are you, and why can’t you be honest with the public about it? https://t.co/7aZx3xFGld
— RightWing Love Squad (@Rw_LOVE_Squad) May 15, 2017
— Great Patriot Trump (@Gr8PatriotTrump) May 14, 2017
@MikeSigner You’re a disgrace as an elected official and an American. You got your 15 minutes by attacking other Americans. Grow up, swine.
— OccupyTreason (@occupytreason) May 15, 2017
You slimy spineless white coward. Stand up for your people and your history. History will remember you as a traitor. https://t.co/Uc3sVvBlJD
— The Wooderson 🐗 (@ChadWooderson) May 14, 2017
— Gregory Montfort (@GregMontfort) May 14, 2017
— Veni, Vidi, Vici (@MAGA__2017) May 14, 2017
Top kek; make me, fag. https://t.co/yzGZwWKJH0
— 𝖋𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖎𝖆𝖓 𝖐. (@FlorianDerUltra) May 14, 2017
How do all of these beta cucks get elected? https://t.co/sDXkeGkZ1G
— SteveSailerMoon (@SteveSailerMoon) May 14, 2017
Signer told Reuters, “You’re seeing anti-Semitism in these crazy tweets I’m getting and you’re seeing a display of torches at night, which is reminiscent of the KKK. They’re sort of a last gasp of the bigotry that this country has systematically overcome.”
Speaking to The Washington Post, Signer told the newspaper, “These actions are totally unacceptable. These people are racists.They don’t represent Virginia values. I condemn their actions and beliefs.”
The Charlottesville protests are just the latest in the South, where removal of the statues celebrating leaders of the Confederacy — the slave-holding group of states that broke with the North in the early 1860s — have incited more and more protests from white supremacists.
As earlier reported, the torch-wielding mob of white supremacists who gathered at the local park in Charlottesville chanted alt-right crap including the Nazi slogan “blood and soil.”
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