US President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election by making use of the white supremacist tendencies built up under Barack Obama, the country’s first African American president, says an American analyst.
Abayomi Azikiwe, an editor at the Pan-African News Wire, made the remarks in reaction to reports that the number of attacks carried out by white supremacists and right-wing extremists in the United States has grown significantly over the past decade.
The report, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank, also found that these attacks doubled in the US from 2016 to 2017.
From 2007 to 2011, right-wing extremists committed five or fewer attacks per year. In 2012, that number rose to 14 and continued at a similar level through 2016. But the number jumped to 31 in 2017, the CSIS report said.
Azikiwe said while the issue has a long history, it received a boost during Obama’s…