Trump's Alt-Right, Europe's Far-Right Nationalism Have A Lot In Common
Before Donald Trump's campaign, anti-immigrant fears had already stoked a wave of backlash to multiculturalism across Europe.By Liz Wahl | September 2, 2016
Here's something you might not know about the alt-right movement fueling Donald Trump's campaign: There are versions of it all across the world. And they're growing their own brand of politics.
Defining the alt-right can be tricky. There's no formal platform of its beliefs. But there are common themes to both the U.S. movement and far-right groups gaining power throughout Europe. First, nativism.
Nativists oppose immigration. So Trump's promise to build a wall is appealing to the alt-right. So is his proposal for the mass deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants. And his plan to ban Muslims from entering the country.