EXCLUSIVE: Watch the moment white supremacist trying to take over North Dakota town refuses to fist bump black host after she tells him he is 14 per cent African
- Hate crimes fugitive Craig Cobb confronted with result of genetic heritage test on The Trisha Show
- Rejects DNA results which prove he is 14 per cent Sub-Saharan African as ‘statistical noise’ and ‘short science’
- ‘Pure evil’ Cobb, 62, has quietly bought up land in Leith, N.D, to turn it into a white enclave
- Cobb and his followers say they are not racist but ‘racially aware’
- Says racially offensive terms are ‘holy words’ laid out in the ‘White Man’s Bible’
- Leith’s only black resident says things are ‘only going to get worse’ as town runs out of legal options to halt Cobb’s march
By LAURA COLLINS PUBLISHED: 08:07 EST, 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 08:47 EST, 11 November 2013 The white supremacist attempting to turn a small North Dakotan town into a ‘white enclave’ has undergone a DNA test which proves he is of Sub-Saharan African heritage, MailOnline can reveal. Craig Cobb, 62, submitted to the test as part of The Trisha Show’s ongoing Race in America series and was given the results of the DNA Diagnostics test by the host, Trisha Goddard, to the whoops of her studio audience. On hearing the results Cobb, who insists he is not a white supremacist but a Creator, a religion which favours ‘racial awareness’, immediately dismissed the news that genetically he is 14 per cent Sub Saharan African, 86 per cent European, as ‘statistical noise.’
He said: ‘I tell you. Oil and water don’t mix.’ With a fixed grin Cobb, a man who relies on a dizzying array of statistics to underpin his own agenda of racial discrimination and sexual intolerance, shook his head and tried to wave these ones away. As the studio audience jeered and crowed in delight, Goddard insisted: ‘You have a little black in you.’ When the 55-year-old British host tried to fist bump her guest, with the words, ‘So there you go bro,’ Cobb visibly recoiled and twice refused to meet her touch. Speaking to MailOnline Cobb said: ‘I agreed to the test because I assumed it was science.’ Instead, he said, it was a scientifically bankrupt procedure, the product of ‘craven and debased executives,’ whose ‘goal is to shock.’ He said: ‘When I told Jeff Schoep [leader of the National Socialism Movement] he just laughed.’ He described it as ‘short science’ used by a sensationalist television show to ‘promote multiculturalism.’ When pressed over how he would feel if a test he respected were to show the presence of such DNA he said: ‘Well if I did have any nigger we don’t want anymore of it.’ He would, he said, consider himself a ‘border guard for the pure breds.’ He explained: ‘Keeping the peace if possible but if we have to fight, keeping the frontline in the war.’
War, or the threat of it, is what the residents of Leith fear, Cobb has brought to their doors. His plans for the tiny North Dakotan town of Leith came to light earlier this summer. Then, amid a fury of local and national reaction, it emerged that the wild-haired eccentric who had been living in the town for more than a year, was a hate crimes fugitive who had quietly bought up lots of land with the intention of turning the community into a haven for white supremacists. But now, after an immediate flurry of rallies and town meetings, residents fear they are powerless to halt the man whose plans they regard as ‘pure evil,’ and who has put up a sign condemning their town as ‘The Village of the Damned.’ Since his plans were exposed, they say, he has goaded and harassed them in an attempt to provoke them into violence and open the way for him to bring charges or a civil suit.
The town’s only bi-racial couple Sherrill and Bobby Harper have come under particular pressure. Bobby is the only black man in town. A note pinned to the couple’s door recently read: ‘What are you doing “married” to a Negro?’ and demanded Sherill leave her husband and ‘join Mr Cobb’s movement.’
Two weeks ago Mr Cobb confronted the Harpers on The Trisha Show, demeaning their relationship with the words: ‘She has her pet you see.’ Speaking to MailOnline Mr Harper was philosophical and dignified. He said he was ‘better’ than Cobb but expressed his belief that the situation was ‘going to get worse.’ In an interview with MailOnline Mr Cobb referred to African Americans as ‘jungle bunnies’ and ‘Orks’ and said that black people were: ‘Strolling biological early warning devices. They look bad, they sound bad and often times they smell bad.’
In what he referred to as a ‘better world where we are in charge,’ he said that all black immigrants to America would be instructed on arrival: ‘If you try to have sex with our white handmaidens we will hang you.’ He used profoundly offensive racist and mysogynistic language saying he was ‘very proud’ to do so as he regarded the terms as ‘holy words’ enshrined in the ‘White Man’s Bible,’ in which, as a Creator, he believes. In a recent town meeting Cobb singled out Leith town councilman Lee Cook, 49, the founder of the town’s Legal Defense Fund established to pay for their fight against Cobb.
Thirteen years ago Mr Cook’s 17 year old daughter, Crystal was murdered by the then boyfriend of his ex-wife. Now remarried and with three children by second wife Heather, his move to Leith was, in part, a bid to escape the painful associations of the Washington town in which the murder took place. Cobb suggested that Mr Cook was in some way responsible for his daughter’s death. According to Mr Cook: ‘He hoped to get me to beat him up so that he could sue me. He wants to look like the victim but this is all his doing. ‘It was an evil attempt by a demented individual to aggravate me.’ Today Mr Cook sleeps with a loaded by his side and has bought his wife a firearm. In a desperate bit to prevent Cobb from fulfilling his dream in Leith, the town council have voted through a string or ordinances putting a moratorium on building, instituting standards of potable water and sewerage and prohibiting anyone living in a trailer on Leith land for more than 10 days straight. But ultimately, Mayor Ryan Schock, 38, admitted: ‘We don’t know what comes next.’
One family of White supremacists have already responded to Cobb’s call for followers and have moved into his ramshackle home on what passes for the town’s main street. Kynan and Deborah Dutton, both 28, moved to Leith from Oregon on 23 September. Their five children aged between 11 and four are home-schooled by former teacher, Deborah. Dutton, a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq war in 2004 and 2005 is proud to call himself Cobb’s Sergeant in Arms. He puts flags, including that of the Third Reich, The National Socialist Movement, and one symbolising the right to bear arms, in front of Cobb’s home each day. He takes them in at night because, he said: ‘The native Americans are notorious for coming and stealing them.’ With just 16 residents in the town Cobb is confident that his bid to outnumber the locals with his followers and take over the council will succeed. He claims another family is on their way and has threatened to bring member of the ‘hard core Aryan Nations’ group to the town and ex-convicts who have ‘been in Federal prison for 20 years.’ He said: ‘We will become the majority there is no doubt. Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Leith.’ This episode of The Trisha Show, by NBCUniversal, airs on Monday 18 November Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2493491/EXCLUSIVE-Watch-moment-white-supremacist-trying-North-Dakota-town-refuses-fist-bump-black-host-tells-14-cent-African.html#ixzz2kM3xzn1D