“In the 80s and 90s, the white supremacist movement had a very concerted strategy to mainstream. We recognized back then when I was involved that we were too edgy,” says Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist whose organization Life After Hate transitions neo-Nazis out of hate groups. Thirty years later, he says that white nationalists are seeing these efforts to mainstream “coming to fruition” through the rise of Trump.
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