Analysis-Trump vows to fight 'anti-white feeling' in US. His allies have a plan

Legal experts agree that putting some of the more far-reaching ideas into action might be challenging, but not impossible.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump line up ahead of a Trump campaign event in Freeland, Michigan, U.S. May 1, 2024. / REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's pledge to fight what he calls "anti-white feeling" in the U.S. will likely embolden allies who seek to dismantle government and corporate programs created to battle racism and boost diversity in American life.

Some high-profile supporters of the former president, now the 2024 Republican presidential candidate, say policies for safeguarding people of color in classrooms, workplaces and charities should be repurposed to protect the rights of white people as well.

"I think there is a definite anti-white feeling in this country," Trump told Time in an interview. "I don't think it would be a very tough thing to address, frankly. But I think the laws are very unfair right now."

Trump did not specify examples of anti-white bias nor policy prescriptions in the interview.

But Trump's campaign website lays out several plans, and some of his allies are making detailed recommendations should Trump win back the White House from Democrat Joe Biden in a Nov. 5 election.

One Trump proposal would reverse Biden's executive order requiring federal agencies to assess whether underserved communities - including people of color, LGBTQ Americans and rural Americans - can adequately access their programs.

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