'We're Not Going Away': Alt-Right Leader On Voice In Trump Administration : NPR
"Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's incoming White House chief strategist, used to run the website Breitbart, which he called "the platform for the alt-right."
The alt-right has been associated with racism, anti-Semitism and misogyny.
Its adherents believe they have a voice in the new administration.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who coined the term "alt-right."
KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:
The new chief strategist for President-elect Donald Trump once said a website he used to run, Breitbart News, is a platform for the so-called alt-right.
We're about to hear more about that movement from the man who says he came up with the term alt-right.
His name is Richard Spencer, and in 2008, he began arguing there should be an alternative to George W. Bush-era Republicans and conservatives.
Richard Spencer now runs a small think tank that pushes alt-right ideas.
To be clear, the alt-right movement is also a white nationalist movement that's associated with racism, misogyny and anti-Semitism.
What the alt-right wants, Spencer says, is an awakening of identity politics, meaning white identity politics.
The alt-right used to exist mostly on the Internet, but with the rise of Donald Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the movement is starting to hold conferences where hundreds of people attend.
Spencer and others in the alt-right movement were suspended from Twitter this week..."