인터뷰 후반에, Yue said he could use his leverage as an RNC official to help elect America First candidates.
“If somebody like the NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) came to us, asking for favors both in terms of money and in terms of a boots on the ground, I would have leveraged that,” 그는 말했다. “I would ask, ‘What are you going to give to me in return,’ 권리? In return, you cannot support, in the primary, you can’t support your incumbents. You have to allow people to decide, and Republican voters to decide.”
Yue told CNN in an email he was unaware of the views of either man, Arnold or Fuentes, at the time of the interview and rejected them.
“I have no idea that this individual made these offensive and racist statements. I believe these racist viewpoints not only have no place in our Republican Party but also should be rejected,” Yue told CNN in an email.
“My YES was based on Fuentes has his constitutional right to political assembly and to participate in political process so he should be allowed to compete with CPAC conference,” 그는 덧붙였다.
Yue is a
“senior RNC leader
,” 따라 to his biography on the RNC’s website. An immigrant from China
, he has served as one of Oregon’s committee members since
2000 according to his biography on the RNC’s website
, making him one of the longest serving RNC officials in the country
. Yue is one of three officials representing the state in the governing body of the RNC
In addition to his role at the RNC, he also is the vice chairman and CEO of Republicans Overseas, a grassroots organization for keeping Republicans outside the United States active in politics.
An RNC spokesperson told CNN that “백인 우월, neo-Nazism, hate speech and bigotry are not welcome and have no home in the Republican Party.”
Yue led a push within the Oregon Republican Party to censure Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump after the January 6 폭동. He has tweeted baseless conspiracies that the Capitol riot was a “false flag” event perpetrated by Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters. He also compared Black Lives Matter activists to Nazi storm troopers.
Arnold, the YouTube host who interviewed Yue, has a history of pro-Nazi and White nationalist statements. He has advocated shooting refugees and punishing undocumented immigrants with death.
Arnold did not comment on the nature of his posts when reached by CNN.
In tweets and posts in
2021 on the messaging app Telegram
, which has become popular with White nationalists banned or suspended from other social media websites
, Arnold repeatedly shared memes saying the US fought on the wrong side in World War II
The posts pushed appalling conspiracies that there was a “Jewish cabal” that controlled the US government during the war and Jewish plans existed to “genocide the Germany people.”
CNN is not amplifying or repeating the vile racist and anti-Semitic language of many posts.
One of Arnold’s tweets from May 2020 called Adolf Hitler
“a complicated historical figure which many people misunderstand.
” He also shared a meme last year calling Nazis
Yue repeatedly promoted his 외관 on Arnold’s show in 트윗 tagging Arnold’s Twitter account to share that the interview was taking place
. He later posted the interview
, tagging Arnold in both tweets
Arnold did not hide any of his views on his public social media accounts
. He solicited his interview with Yue 트위터를 통해 and advertised it on his Telegram account as well
. Yue tweeted with Arnold as recently as Thursday
At the time of the interview
, Arnold’s Twitter feed prominently featured tweets suggesting a journalist be killed
, and a video from Pure Politics he pinned as his top tweet had the White nationalist slogan
“White Pride Worldwide
,” and other racist statements
In his hour-plus interview with Arnold, Yue drew on his Chinese background and his teenage experiences during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to draw comparisons between the Black Lives Matter movement, “문화를 취소하다” and Communist China. He said the United States is having its own cultural revolution and becoming more like China, which he called the “new evil empire.”
Yue also praised Trump for not being politically correct and for embracing an “아메리카 퍼스트” policy and repeated the lie that the 2020 election was “훔친” 트럼프에서. Yue also claimed attacks on Asian Americans by “thugs” in Black Lives Matter and Antifa were being ignored and used to divide society.
“Guess what nobody’s saying anything,” Yue said. “They pretend because they still want Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs to divide our society. And they’re not going to say anything.”