Thank you again for your unwavering support in the face of an unprecedented number of challenges from the Far Right. Weâ€™re familiar with those challenges, as well as the rising trends and influencers in the Right Wing movement, because at PFAW -- through our Right Wing Watch -- we watch the Right (very closely) so you donâ€™t have to.
Well, 2017 has been quite the year. Donald Trump moved into the White House, bringing the Religious Right with him, launching the white supremacist â€śalt-rightâ€ť to national prominence, and undoing years of progress. PFAWâ€™s Right Wing Watch has tracked all of it -- from the declaration that Trumpâ€™s election was a miracle to Nazis storming Charlottesville with tiki torches.
Poisonous movements took hold of our national conversation and threatened American values in new and insidious ways. And many of those threats are from the White House itself, coming from the president, Religious Right darling Vice President Mike Pence, and white nationalists who serve as advisors.
Check out our year in review posts on some of the big things that happened within the Right Wing movement this year and how the extreme Right embraced Trump:
Despite Trumpâ€™s promises that he would be "friendly" to the LGBTQ community he actually took many anti-LGBTQ actions this year -- read more about how Trump launched an assault on the LGBTQ community this year>>
This year the Religious Right had unprecedented access to the president and his advisors -- read more about how the Religious Right moved into the White House.
With the "alt-right" central to the national conversation their movement experienced angst and fractures. Read about the infighting and micro-movements that popped up since Trump took office.
And Trump declared that this year weâ€™re saying "Merry Christmas" againâ€¦ so check out some items that were on the Rightâ€™s Christmas list (like an â€śEveryone Who Hates Me Is Uglyâ€ť t-shirt).
A bright spot in this strange and difficult time has been members like you who have supported us, shared our reporting with your friends and family, and resisted the toxicity from the White House and Right Wing.
The Right Wing Watch Team
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