Late last month, GQ magazine published a profile of Melania Trump. The story was written by Julia Ioffe, who has subsequently been inundated with anti-Semitic death threats from Donald Trump supporters. Or as Trump calls them, fans.
“Oh, I don’t know about that. I don’t know anything about that,” Trump said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer this week. “You mean fans of mine?”
Trump, who said he hasn’t read the article, was still able to discuss most of the salient points made in it. But he declined to discuss his supporters’ rabid response to Ioffe.
“I don’t have a message to the fans,” Trump said, before sending a message to the fans: “A woman wrote an article that’s inaccurate.”
In a startling turn of events, Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer was a fan of this response.
Under the headline “Glorious Leader Donald Trump Refuses to Denounce Stormer Troll Army,” the blogger Andrew Anglin—who was largely responsible for inciting the campaign against Ioffe in the first place—wrote:
The Jew Wolf was attempting to Stump the Trump, bringing up stormer attacks on Jew terrorist Julia Ioffe. Trump responded to the request with “I have no message to the fans” which might as well have been “Hail Victory, Comrades!”