Vice News usually sends its staff to cover foreign hot-spots, but over the weekend it embedded a reporter on the domestic battleground of Charlottesville, as journalist Elle Reeve followed the every move and statement of white supremacist Christopher Cantwell.
Reeve caught up-close footage of the torch-lit rally on Friday night, when the white supremacists shouted “Jews will not replace us” and then the violent events which occurred the next day. She also interviewed numerous neo-Nazis - including Cantwell, David Duke and a representative from the Daily Stormer Web site.
Cantwell made numerous anti-Semitic statements during the filming, including saying that he wants a leader who is “someone like Donald Trump but who does not give his daughter to a Jew.” He added: “I don’t think you can feel about race like I do and watch that Kushner bastard walk around with that beautiful girl.”
Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner.
What emerges from her reporting is a terrifying image of a white supremacist movement that feels emboldened and ready to use violence to achieve its aims. At the end of the movie, she travels back to North Carolina and watches him unload all the weapons he took with him - as if he were emptying his pockets after work.
Watch it here.