He is using faulty immigration studies engineered by purported racists to support his views on immigrants. Trump fans didn't seem to mind Tuesday, after the billionaire real estate mogul posted about "immigrants on welfare" on his Facebook page.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based anti-hate
group watchdog, has listed CIS as a
John Tanton, a retired doctor in Michigan, reportedly
founded and funded the racist publishing company that runs CIS, according to a
2009 report by the SPLC.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
Trump's tacit endorsement of the study and CIS is not even the first time he's shared debunked data from purported racists. In November, Trump found himself in hot water for retweeting a graphic with false statistics about the black-on-white and black-on-black murder rates. The graphic had been shared widely by people who expressed racist viewpoints, according to several media reports.
It's unclear if Tr
Trump said he was going to unite the Republican
establishment around his presidential campaign
If history is any indicator, he is likely to be as silent about the Facebook post as he was when media organizations came asking if he'd disavow endorsements from white supremacists. His campaign also recently selected a white nationalist as a convention delegate, later calling it a "database error."