Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Kevin MacDonald, a prominent retired alt-right psychology professor, who reiterated Monday evening the deep connection between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and UBS, a global financial services company.
MacDonald, in his tweet, analyzed a quote by Trump campaign surrogate David Wohl, in which Wohl argued Clinton aggressively transformed the Department of State into a business partner of the Clinton Foundation.
[dcquiz] “Wohl had a detailed account of how HRC did favor for UBS. UBS then gave millions to Clinton Fnd & gave Bill $1.6 mil,” MacDonald added.
UBS, a Swiss bank, functions as an incredibly influential financial institution. An Atlantic piece from 2015 noted that as secretary of state, Clinton pushed the IRS off a deep investigation into UBS, after which UBS then paid former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million in the form of speaking engagements.
Due to the Clinton-instigated settlement, UBS only had to disclose information on 4,450 accounts to the IRS held by Americans, which ameliorated at least some of the tension UBS faced — namely violating Swiss secrecy laws or staring down U.S. criminal charges.
The IRS initially wanted information on 52,000 accounts.
Kevin MacDonald, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in biobehavioral sciences in 1981, is well-known in alt-right circles as a leading intellectual for his innovative work on group evolutionary theory and advocacy of Western culture. During his career, MacDonald has written more than 100 scholarly articles and seven books.
He has, however, been widely accused of anti-semitism by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for his research on ethnic competition — in particular his arguments that Jews on average have higher verbal IQs and levels of ethnocentrism, compared to whites, which they then use to advance Jewish interests at the expense of the given host society. His academic work has been translated into Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Russian and many other languages.
The SPLC has also classified the Family Research Council as a hate group for apparently promoting hate and intolerance towards the LGBT community.
The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
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