“I’m a white supremacist.
I’m an anti-Semite.
I don’t think that’s cool.
I’ve said that on TV.
And I’m sick and tired of it.”
— White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, March 5, 2017, after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
| Source: Twitter The Republican National Committee is trying to use this week’s events to attack the Trump administration’s health care rollout.
In an op-ed, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared that the “virus pandemic” has created a “cuckervative” movement and the GOP will continue to target President Trump’s agenda through social media.
“As the GOP tries to fight the next election with an agenda that includes a tax cut for the wealthy and a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan, the Trump agenda is gaining traction,” Priebus wrote in the piece published Monday.
“The new virus pandemic has given rise to the Cuckervative movement, and as it expands its reach into the mainstream, it has already made a significant dent in the GOP’s ability to control the government.”
The article goes on to attack Trump’s “toxic masculinity” as a way to defend the GOP and defend the agenda, which Priebus argues is the “most toxic of the three.”
“Cuck conservatism is the most toxic of three major ideological currents in American politics,” Priebus said.
“It’s not about Trump’s sexual orientation, it’s not even about race.
Cuck conservatives are about defending their own interests against those of the liberal elite.”
The RNC chairman’s comments come as the party’s grassroots, led by the white nationalist American Freedom Party, has rallied behind Republican senators like Mike Lee and David Perdue, who have introduced bills that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
While they have not yet introduced any legislation to replace the law, their actions have helped make the case for a GOP healthcare bill, which would be the largest such bill ever passed in the history of the nation.
While the Cuckservative movement has taken off in recent months, its roots lie in the white nationalism of the alt-right movement, a far-right ideology that espouses the white race as the dominant genetic entity.
That ideology has been at the forefront of many anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic protests across the U.S., and the white supremacist movement has long sought to capitalize on the movement by claiming the president is an “Islamic Communist.”
Trump himself has faced criticism from some within his own party, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and his Republican Party, for not backing Trump’s controversial Muslim ban that critics say disproportionately targets Muslims.
The White House has attempted to paint the anti-Trump protests as a “white nationalist” effort to derail the president’s agenda.
“There is no doubt that the anti Trump protesters are white nationalists, as they have shown no respect for the Constitution, for the rule of law, and for the ideals of our great nation,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week.
“There is also no doubt about the fact that the protesters are trying to take down the president and undermine the legitimacy of the office of the presidency.
We will defend the American people against these attacks on their constitutional freedoms.”