Trump doesn’t think white nationalism is on the rise but search tells a different story

For a long time there wasn’t much interest in “White Nationalism”. That all changed in November 2016, coincidentally the same time that Donald Trump was elected president.

Trump has said that he doesn’t view white nationalism as a rising global threat following the mosque terror attacks in New Zealand. Search activity following his election tells a different story.

“AOC” more popular than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The AOC brand is on fire.

After coming into the national spotlight, searches for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez peaked on January 4th. What happened on that date? Well a video of her dancing on a rooftop was leaked to the press it had the unintended consequence of raising her popularity.

Since then searches for the congresswoman have steadily increased, and her initial nickname “AOC” has surpassed the full version of her name as people are becoming more familiar with her.

At this years SXSW, AOC is outdrawing the democratic presidential candidates.

It seems like AOC popularity is just getting started.