How a white nationalist's family came to blows over a trailer tryst - 2018-03-14
Matthew Heimbach, who came to national attention in 2016 for shoving a black woman at a campaign rally for Donald Trump, was arrested Tuesday and accused of attacking his wife and choking his white nationalist group's co-founder unconscious after the pair caught Heimbach having an affair in a trailer, authorities said.
Heimbach helped launch the Traditionalist Worker Party years ago and has been involved in organizing white separatist, supremacist and nationalist events around the country. Heimbach, who is in his mid-20s, is "the affable, youthful face of hate in America," an editor for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog told The Washington Post.
His desire for a United States split into separate racial states has lost Heimbach many friends, The Washington Post's Joe Heim wrote after the Trump rally incident. He's been excommunicated from his church and clashed with his parents — and last week was seen brawling with protesters at a white nationalist event at Michigan State University.