September 15, 2016 4:25 pm -

Richard Spencer, who created the term AltRight, talked to me on radio Wednesday night. Spencer told me that the #AltRight movement has definitely been bolstered by not just the candidacy of Donald Trump, but also by Hillary Clinton’s criticism. He said it’s a difficult time to be a “white male in America,” and that Donald Trump is not a “white nationalist” but an “American nationalist:”

SPENCER: I don’t think Donald Trump is a white nationalist. I think Donald Trump is an American nationalist. I’m looking at, and I think all of the #AltRight is looking at, where is that arrow pointing? Is it pointing towards the left? Or is it pointing towards the phony right…


Trump has been good for our movement. Trump has brought nationalism into politics that wasn’t there before. He’s brought it in a real visceral sense. So yes, I think the Trump phenomenon is a great phenomenon. So far the Trump movement has benefited the #AltRight.

You can hear the interview here.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.