This article is republished, with permission, from Asheville Anti Racism.
Born December 5, 1977, Phillip James Wiglesworth of Tallahassee, FL is no stranger to soaking up every little bit of attention he can possibly get. As Trump ascended to the Presidency back in 2016, Phillip was one who took on the Deplorable label and rode it as far as it would take him. He changed his Twitter account username to #MAGA Wiggleman and took every little interview he could get, from local news coverage of Trump rallies to This American Life on NPR. But while he touted himself as simply an unapologetic, veteran Trump-supporter, in actuality he was quickly latching onto the growing Alt-Right movement.