The demographic trends are clear that the percentage of white Americans is slowly declining. After the presidential 2012 election, Republicans blamed their defeat on the wide margins they lost among Hispanics and African-Americans and vowed to improve relations with those communities.
That plan went awry very rapidly this year in one of the most divisive campaigns for the Republican nomination. Not only were those two groups dissed, so were women and pretty much all immigrant groups. The thinking seems to be that if you can stimulate enough fearful white Americans to vote for you, you can compensate for losses elsewhere. As a result, we have seen a remarkable visibility of white nationalists in the campaign, people who in the past were kept at arms length, at least publicly.
Seth Meyers takes a closer look at this phenomenon.