RNC Celebrates Trump Speech With Giant Tweet From White Supremacist on Jumbotron


1thumb1Speaker of the House Paul Ryan doesn’t call it “textbook racism” for nothing. During Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump‘s official acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, the RNC marked the occasion in the most Donald Trump way possible: by flashing a tweet from a white supremacist Twitter account on the Quicken Loans Arena’s giant video monitors. From Time‘s Sam Frizell:

The Republican National Convention displayed a tweet by a white-supremacist account during Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech on Thursday night.

The tweet, written by the account @Western_Triumph, appeared on four large screens in the Quicken Loans Arena Republican after the halfway mark during Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on Thursday night. It was one of a series of tweets by Twitter users that appeared in the hall that were curated by the Republican National Convention.

The tweet cited a line from Trump’s speech accepting the Republican nomination.

Minnesota State Senate candidate Andy Apilowski caught a photo of the giant tweet:

In case you were wondering, here are a few of @Western_Triumph’s other tweets, for bad measure:

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