“Donald Trump’s campaign was the first step towards identity politics in the United States,” cheered Richard Spencer, the president of the National Policy Institute, an arm of the alt-right, at an afternoon press conference. “…I do think we have a psychic connection, a deeper connection with Donald Trump, in a way we simply do not have with most Republicans.”
The alt-right, a nationalist movement that embraces white identity politics and has been associated with racism and anti-Semitism, gathered over the weekend at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center downtown to regroup after the election and plot a path forward.
Spencer made clear that he doesn’t think Trump is a member of the alt-right, and Trump himself has condemned bigoted attacks from his supporters. But the alt-right views his election as a validation of sorts, and in an hour-long press availability, Spencer and several other leaders of the movement said they expected Trump’s successful campaign to usher in a new era of populism, hardline immigration policy and a foreign policy that deemphasizes NATO and rebuilds strong ties with Russia.
Of course the Alt Right, or as they are better known the White Nationalists, are celebrating the election of Donald Trump.
After all when was a better time in recent history to be a straight white male racist?
Now these people can openly discriminate and denigrate, not only Muslims and African Americans, but also women and the LGBTQ community.
Let's face right now bigotry is as American as apple pie and burning crosses.
The only problem of course is that after these ignorant schmucks come down off their racist high they are going to realize that Trump simply cannot deliver on his promise to build the Great Wall of Texas, or deport millions of Mexicans, nor stop people from entering this country based on their religion.
And then they will have to confront those facts they have been evading this last year, which are that Donald Trump is a corpulent orange habitual liar who simply spouts whatever pops into his pea sized brain with no idea or plan to actually make it happen.
The letdown will be spectacular, but until it happens we are still stuck with rampant racist attacks and ever increasing hate crimes.
After all elections have consequences, and those who voted third party or voted against Hillary based on manipulations by Russia and the FBI are now learning that the hard way.