Neo-Nazi activism in America has been undermined for decades by what both extremist leaders and hate group monitors describe as incredibly childish infighting.
Neo-Nazis have squabbled over their religious differences (some are Christian – others are pagans – some worshipping the Norse god Odin – one or two a Neo-Nazi leader claimed are even Buddhist) – over their uniform and symbol choices – over which neo-Nazi stole which other neo-Nazi’s girlfriend.
‘Most of these people are malignant contrarians who have a lot of loyalty and trust issues’ said Lenz.
But Trump’s rise to power has encouraged the extremists to try to bridge their divides.
Neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan leaders were jubilant over an openly xenophobic politically incorrect presidential candidate who promised to stop illegal immigration and enact a Muslim ban.