Donald Trump’s campaign of 2016 revealed something many of us already knew. Before any pundits thought he had a chance, thousands and thousands of white people turned out to his rallies. Their cheers turned to howls and jeers as Trump encouraged violence against protesters and spat dog-whistle racism about the city of Chicago. Twice on the campaign trail, Trump told a story about a U.S. general said to have executed a group of would-be “Muslim terrorists” by dipping bullets in pig’s blood and shooting them one by one. He told the apocryphal tale in gory detail while crowds in Charleston, South Carolina and Dayton, Ohio, cheered him on.