“Alt-Right” White Nationalist Richard Spencer On Donald Trump: “This Is What We Want In A Leader”
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From the September 9 “What Is The Alt-Right?” press conference:
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RICHARD SPENCER: What we see in Trump is to a degree about policy. The fact that Trump, from day one, defined his campaign in terms of immigration I think that was key, and extremely important but I don’t think our support of Trump is really about policy at the end of the day. I think it actually, you could say its about style over substance, because, policy, what does that really matter?
I think it’s really about Trump’s style, the fact that he doesn’t back down, the fact that he’s willing to confront his enemies, mostly on the left. There’s something about him, there’s something high energy, that is infectious, that you look at that and you think: this is what a leader looks like, this is what we want. Even in all his vulgarity and I would never deny him, this is what we want in a leader. This is someone who can make the future. So I think that is the way I would define our love of Trump, is that he seems to be willing to go there, he seems to be willing to confront people. And that is very different from the cuckold.