‘Today’ Show Slammed for Interview With ‘Hate Group’ Leader: ‘Straight Up Nazi Recruitment Video’

Identity Evropa chief Patrick Casey says “ethnic diversity” was “not a good model for society” during during interview for NBC morning show

The “Today” is facing pushback after dedicating time Wednesday to an interview with Patrick Casey, executive director of the white “identitarian” group Identity Evropa.

“We are telling this story to pull back the curtain so parents and college students are aware that these groups are out there,” said NBC correspondent Peter Alexander. “The Southern Poverty Law Center calls Identity Evropa one of the most active new hate groups in America. There members are clean cut, they are conservatively dressed and they’re recruiting on a campus near you.”

In the interview, Casey, whose organization only accepts white members and marched in the deadly Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, laid out his case matter of factly.

“Ethnic diversity has been proven time and time again, it’s not a good model for society,” he said. “We do want to return our immigration laws to what have historically been America’s immigration laws — which are laws that favor European immigrants.

“I do think that we need to maintain a supermajority in this country,” he added.

Reps for “Today” did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

Despite Alexander’s assertion that his intent was service journalism, many people on Twitter slammed “Today” for giving Casey a “platform,” arguing that by doing so he would help the group gain attention and recruit members.