Christopher 'Crying Nazi' Cantwell Watched Tucker Carlson to Prepare for Charlottesville Trial: Report - 2021-10-28
A white supremacist being sued for his involvement in the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., prepared for trial by watching Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday. The suit will determine if rally organizers can be held civilly responsible for the violence that occurred that day, including the death of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer.
Chris Cantwell, who was incarcerated in Illinois for threatening extortion against a fellow neo-Nazi's wife, would watch Carlson's show with a group of fellow white supremacist inmates, Jarrett Williams Smith, who served time in prison with Cantwell told Buzzfeed News. Smith referred to the group who would watch Carlson's show as "the whites" and said that Cantwell felt emboldened by Carlson's rhetoric. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Cantwell has associated with neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the past.