bigotry, plain and simple. Whether he himself is a bigot is a different (though related) question.
Maybe he’s not a bigot and is simply a stupid shill! But we logically have only three choices: a) he is a bigot, b) he is a mindless shill who rigidly adheres to a certain mindset, or c) he is ONLY concerned about himself and so he does what he thinks will be best for HIM in terms of legacy. Or I guess it could be some combination of those three things. But none of them are good.