James Edwards, a White Supremacist and Radio Talk Show Host, Given Press Credentials and Interviews Donald Trump’s Son

JAMES EDWARDS White supremacist James Edwards posted this photo of himself at a Donald Trump rally in Memphis, Tennessee.
JAMES EDWARDS
White supremacist James Edwards posted this photo of himself at a Donald Trump rally in Memphis, Tennessee.

James Edwards, a notorious white supremacist and radio talk show host, is promoting a recent interview with the son of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that’ll air on Saturday. 

Edwards talked to the real estate mogul’s eldest son and campaign surrogate, Donald Trump, Jr., last Saturday for his “pro-white” radio show, “The Political Cesspool.” Previous guests on the show have included Neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and Ku Klux Klan leaders.

Edwards heralded the 20-minute interview in a blog post flagged by Little Green Footballs, that boasted about his access inside a Trump rally in Memphis, Tennessee, last Saturday, where Edwards was broadcasting his show live. He said Trump’s campaign gave Edwards and his co-hosts full press credentials and “VIP” parking near the event.

“We’re watching history in the making,” Edwards said at the start of his three-hour broadcast from the press area of the Memphis Trump rally. “Donald Trump will be the first Republican nominee that I have ever voted for.”

Edwards said he and his co-hosts have attended three different Trump rallies in recent months: One in Illinois, one in Arkansas, and the rally in Memphis. With press credentials from Trump, the white supremacists feel “every bit as legit” as members of the traditional media, he added.

A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not respond to questions late Tuesday about how Edwards was credentialed, or why Donald Trump Jr. gave an interview to a white supremacist talk show.

Edwards’ interview with Donald Trump, Jr. comes at an awkward time for the Trump campaign, which is fighting the perceptions among voters that the businessman’s anti-immigrant platform is thinly veiled racism.

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Source: Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie