'Reformed' white supremacist Katie McHugh says she's turned her back on the ...

Katie McHugh, now 28 (pictured at an earlier age), who was fired from Breitbart in 2017 for tweeting racist comments about Muslim people, now claims she's changed and has turned her back on the 'alt-right' movement which made her Internet famous

Katie McHugh, now 28 (pictured at an earlier age), who was fired from Breitbart in 2017 for tweeting racist comments about Muslim people, now claims she's changed and has turned her back on the 'alt-right' movement which made her Internet famous

Katie McHugh, who was fired from Breitbart in 2017 for tweeting racist comments about Muslim people, now claims she's changed and has turned her back on the 'alt-right' movement which made her Internet famous.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, McHugh, now 28, details how a lonely college experience and an early, long-term romance with white nationalist Kevin DeAnna led her down a path that encouraged her 'vindictiveness and capacity for cruelty.'

'I take full responsibility for everything I said, every mistake I made, anyone who I hurt in this process, period,' McHugh said, while detailing the path she took to where she is today, struggling to find employment and to pay her medical bills. 

Unable to get her own essay about her reckoning with an ugly past published, McHugh eventually agreed over time to share the story of her journey with Buzzfeed, but not before turning a source for the journalist who would later interview her and exposing media and political connections to the alt-right.

She said she takes responsibility for tweeting things like, 'There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there,' (inset) as she did on June 3, 2017, which got her fired from Breitbart, but that the outlet encouraged her to be vindictive and cruel

She said she takes responsibility for tweeting things like, 'There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there,' (inset) as she did on June 3, 2017, which got her fired from Breitbart, but that the outlet encouraged her to be vindictive and cruel

It was a tweet in 2017 that started the unraveling of what looked like it could have become a promising career as an ultra-conservative media personality, with not-so-secret ties to white nationalists

It was a tweet in 2017 that started the unraveling of what looked like it could have become a promising career as an ultra-conservative media personality, with not-so-secret ties to white nationalists

It was a tweet in 2017 that started the unraveling of what looked like it could have become a promising career as an ultra-conservative media personality, with not-so-secret ties to white nationalists.

While working for Breitbart, which was founded by Steve Bannon who once declared it 'the platform for the Alt-Right,' McHugh tweeted on June 3, 2017: 

'There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there.'

At that time, Banned had left the site to work for President Donald 's administration as chief strategist and senior counselor.

McHugh was promptly fired, but oddly enough by her own account, the straw that broke the camel's back wasn't her most offensive post. 

Some of her other most notable tweets include the following:

'Funny how Europeans assimilated, unlike Third Worlders demanding welfare while raping, killing Americans,' and 'British settlers and their descendants built civilization. Indians never bothered to build more than a few teepees,' both posted in Spetember of 2015, while she was working for Breitbart.

She also wrote, 'Another Crusade would do a lot of good. Let’s turn Mecca into a strip mall!'

McHugh was promptly fired, but oddly enough by her own account, the straw that broke the camel's back wasn't her most offensive post

McHugh was promptly fired, but oddly enough by her own account, the straw that broke the camel's back wasn't her most offensive post

Some of her other most notable tweets include the following: 'Funny how Europeans assimilated, unlike Third Worlders demanding welfare while raping, killing Americans,' and 'British settlers and their descendants built civilization. Indians never bothered to build more than a few teepees,' both posted in Spetember of 2015, while she was working for Breitbart

Some of her other most notable tweets include the following: 'Funny how Europeans assimilated, unlike Third Worlders demanding welfare while raping, killing Americans,' and 'British settlers and their descendants built civilization. Indians never bothered to build more than a few teepees,' both posted in Spetember of 2015, while she was working for Breitbart

'I was a racist, certainly,' she said. 'And I patted myself on the back, saying, "Well, I’m not, you know, some kind of Cro-Magnon racist. I just believe that they’re violent and unruly,"' referring to nonwhite people. 

But McHugh now claims she has changed, and has seen the error of her ways. 

McHugh attributes her early inclination toward alliances with white nationalists to applying for a fellowship in 2011 with the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS).

The group is a nonprofit organization with ties to George Mason University and claims to promote 'classical liberalism' and libertarianism on college campuses. It grants fellowships to students.

In applying, McHugh connected with then-program director John Elliott, who personally responded to her application with praise for her love of Joe Sobran, a syndicated columnist who late in his career questioned Holocaust history and who died in 2010.

She said his death and her subsequent search for his obituaries led her to find VDare and American Renaissance, two online publications associated with white supremacy.

At the time she applied for the fellowship with IHS in 2011, she had been writing a column for her school newspaper at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, including one where she wrote, the 'homosexual movement, a liberal sub–faction, proliferates like melanoma.'

Elliott advised her that she should take an internship as a journalist, and return to writing columns later in her career after she had learned the principles of reporting, according to an email provided by McHugh. 

'John essentially selected me to come to DC as part of the libertarian–alt-right pipeline,' McHugh said of Elliott, who placed her in an internship with the Daily Caller, founded by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel.

Elliott took issue with this characterization, telling Buzzfeed via email: 

'I chose Katie to mentor as a libertarian, not as a member of the "alt-right." The "alt-right" didn’t exist in 2011, and I’ve had no connection with the "alt-right" since it was invented. I tried to be a mentor and a friend to Katie for a decade, even as she went down some of the dark paths of those fringe groups. But her decision to go down those paths had nothing to do with me. I truly feel bad for her.'

It was Elliott who invited McHugh to dinner with Holocaust denier David Irving in 2013, a few months after she started dating DeAnna, who was heavily enmeshed in white supremacy.

In an interview with Buzzfeed , McHugh details how a lonely college experience and an early, long-term romance with white nationalist Kevin DeAnna (pictured) led her down a path that encouraged her 'vindictiveness and capacity for cruelty'

In an interview with Buzzfeed , McHugh details

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