He was also bankrolling someone who had said racist things.
No. The latter are actively hiding their belief in white supremacy to get people on board with their agenda. We know this, because they said that is what they are doing. Don Black, founder of Storm Front and a guy who spent time in jail for literally trying to overthrow a caribbean island to make a white nation, rebranded white supremacy as white nationalism in order to get people who don’t think they are racist to support candidates that are indeed white supremacists. there is literally no space between the two, despite the rhetorical trick they are playing.