ANTLER, N.D. (CBSNewYork) — A white supremacist is trying to establish an enclave in North Dakota, and he wants to name it after Donald Trump.
Craig Cobb wants to rename Antler, a city of 20-something people near the Canadian border, either “Trump Creativity” or “Creativity Trump,” the Grand Forks Herald reported.
Cobb deeply admires Trump, the report said. His racist religion is called the Creativity Movement.
It’s not the first time those with known white supremacist leanings have openly expressed support for Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
A neo-Nazi website endorsed Trump’s candidacy, and Kyle Rogers of the Council of Conservative Citizens urged his Twitter followers to purchase Trump 2016 T-shirts. Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting suspect Dylann Roof credited the CCC in his manifesto for opening his eyes to black-on-white crimes.
In August in Boston, two brothers allegedly beat a Hispanic homeless man, with one of the suspects reportedly saying he was inspired by Trump.
Trump famously said when he announced his candidacy that Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug smugglers and he wanted to build a wall at the border to keep them out.
But following the Boston incident, Trump tweeted: “We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect. I would never condone violence.”
Meanwhile, Cobb’s quest to start his settlement has been dealt a significant blow.
Cobb, reportedly a hate crimes fugitive from Canada, said he bought $10,000 worth of property in the center of Antler, where he planned to convert an old bank into a Creativity Movement church and allow his followers to start a community.
The city then swooped in with a better offer for the seller.
Cobb insisted to the Grand Forks Herald that his community would not exclude nonwhites. But when asked if he would welcome black people, he answered: “‘Welcome’ is a strong word.”
Cobb also launched a failed bid to take over the tiny city of Leith, North Dakota, in 2013