David French is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, an attorney, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He also happens to be a vocal opponent of Donald Trump. French recently published an article online at National Review, describing in horrific detail what Trump's alt-right supporters have subjected his family to.
"I distinctly remember the first time I saw the picture of my seven-year-old daughter's face in a gas chamber. It was September 17th, 2015. I just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in," Glenn read Friday on his radio program."
The stomach-turning details of the harassment and abuse include sexually pornographic and violent images that French describes as the kinds of psyche-scarring things that one can’t unsee.
"We need to pray for these people," Glenn said.
Read below or watch the clip for answers to these sickening questions:
• What pornographic images did the alt-right publish on Mrs. French's blog?
• What's an "unfavorable sin" according to the alt-right?
• Why are Trump's alt-right supporters tormenting Mrs. French with sexual images?
• What happened to Erick Erickson when he disinvited Trump from his RedState Gathering?
• Why is Ben Shapiro so hated by the alt-right?
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: Did you read what David French and what his family are going through?
STU: Oh, my God. Yeah, it's terrible.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Holy cow.
There was an article by David French.
I distinctly remember the first time I saw the picture of my seven-year-old daughter's face in a gas chamber. It was September 17th, 2015. I just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in.
My youngest daughter is African-American, adopted from Ethiopia. And in the alt-right circles, that's an unfavorable sin. It's called "race-cucking" and "raising the enemy."
I saw images of my daughter's face in gas chambers with a smiling Trump and a Nazi uniform preparing to press the button to kill her. I saw her face Photoshopped in images of slaves. She was called a "niglet" and a "dindu."
The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq and that I loved to watch while she was having sex with black bucks.
People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women. Someone Photoshopped me watching.
PAT: My gosh!
GLENN: When we publicized the racist attacks, I, in National Review, and Nancy, in the Washington Post, things took a far more ominous turn.
Late in the evening, while Nancy was fortunately offline attending a charity event in DC, the darker quarters of the alt-right found her blog. Several different accounts began posting images and gifs of extreme violence in her comment section.
Click on a post and scroll down, you'll see pictures of black men shooting other black men. Close-up images of suicide, grisly execution, the kind of psyche-scarring things that you can't unsee.
I quickly got on the phone and called Nancy and said, "Don't look at your website."
The next Sunday, friends from the church approached, expressed the concern, not just for our safety, but for theirs. We live in a community where most of the streets have similar names, and it's common for UPS drivers, FedEx deliveries, and friends to end up at the wrong house. They interpreted the images as threats, and they didn't want anyone driving in our neighborhood looking for the Frenches.
It took days and hundreds of IP blocks and Twitter reports, but things finally calmed down. I thought things went back to normal.
I share my story because of the backlash of the alt-right that will still come. Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. He disinvited Trump from his RedState gathering, and angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump.
Erickson wrote that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.
Another writer, after tweeting about Trump's anti-Semitic followers, was called a slimy Jewess and told that she deserves the oven.
GLENN: Yada, yada, yada. There's just more of this.
It's not slowing down. It's not showing any signs of getting any better. The president of the Arizona Republic wrote a powerful response to the deluge of threats and bullying, prompted by the paper's endorsement.
The Anti-Defamation League identified 800 journalists who have been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, including Jonah Goldberg, who has borne most of the attacks. My friend, Ben Shapiro. Yada, yada.
Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers. He's a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right: Trump and Breitbart. Shapiro famously resigned from Breitbart when [Bannon] refused to support reporter Michelle Fields.
More victims are coming forward. In a painful, vulnerable post, Mickey White writes about how the alt-right came after her and her family, triggering a mental health crisis.
Horrible story there.
The abuse is so common, that I've lost count of the other reporters and writers who have told me in confidence of troubling late-night incidents.
One never seems to stop. It hasn't stopped for us. This summer, my name leaked in the press after I spoke with Bill Kristol about the possibility of running for the White House. He said that he was talking to our online Trump world took a tweet and transformed it into campaign of harassment directed at me and my wife that continues till this day, all of it sexually charged, all of it disturbing.
My wife is a tough woman. She is a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter time line without seeing a man boasting about having sex with her while I was gone or even while I'm home is intolerable. He talks about how she was on the phone with his father, and somebody broke in online and started screaming anti-Semitic things at them. They didn't know where it was coming from. Police had to rush to the house and search their dad's house to see if somebody was in the house. This is what's happening.
We need to pray for these people.
Featured Image: David French, Christian Post Politics