In a story about Dutch politician Geert Wilders, Politico smeared Breitbart Senior Editor MILO as an “alt-right journalist.”
The article, titled “Geert Wilders’ American connections,” discusses the Dutch politician’s links to America and his hope to meet with President Trump to discuss what he believes to be the Islamification of Europe. The article notes, “Trump’s order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States — currently blocked by the U.S. courts — echoes Wilders’ calls for countries across the West to stop all immigration from ‘Islamic countries,’ which he has been advocating in speeches since at least 2014.”
The article discusses Wilders visit to the Republican National Convention last year and his appearance at MILO’s party titled “Wake up!” also known as “Gays For Trump.” The article states, “Wilders got a ticket to the Republican National Convention to see Trump nominated, and spoke at a pro-Trump event there alongside alt-right journalist and firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.”
MILO has repeatedly stated that he is in no way alt-right, while many members of the movement have also agreed that MILO is not a member or representative of the group, including Richard Spencer.