Newly released video from The Atlantic shows neo-Nazi supporters of Donald Trump celebrating his election victory. The video comes from a conference over the weekend put together by National Policy Institute, a white power group.
VIDEO: Neo Nazis Scream “Heil Trump”
Leading the cheer is Richard Spencer, a racist white nationalist who has been praised by Breitbart, the online news site that was run by Trump’s top adviser, Stephen Bannon.
Spencer says “heil Trump,” and the audience follows suit, some of them breaking out into the one-handed “heil Hitler” salute used by the Third Reich before the Allies defeated and humiliated their fascist regime in World War II.
Spencer and his fellow travelers use the term “alt right” as a cover for their racist beliefs in order to attract coverage by the mainstream media. But their ideology is near-identical to the racism espoused by groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Adolph Hitler’s Nazis.
They seek to create a whites-only nation, and approve of Trump’s anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant beliefs.
Spencer claimed, “America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.”
In reality, America has always been a multi-ethnic nation. People of all races and colors have fought and died to establish it, preserve it, and defend it — often against the type of blind hate espoused by Spencer and his allies.