Spencer’s ideas about race are intertwined with his support for Trump. Spencer explained that he likes Trump’s immigration policy, which not only calls for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants but also reduces legal immigration into the country. (Spencer’s ideal policy would also favor immigrants from Europe.) But as Spencer put it, it’s Trump’s more intangible qualities that make him a hero of the alt-right. To Spencer, Trump’s brash style suggests a white savoir, unwilling to be bullied by the politically correct crowd.
“I don’t think our support of Trump is really about policy at the end of the day,” Spencer said. “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…You look at that and you think, ‘This is what a leader looks like.'”
Spencer continued, “It really is about him and it’s about, in a way, projecting onto him our hopes and dreams. There’s something called ‘me magic,’ and that is a self-fulfilling prophecy…We want to make Trump; we want to imagine him in our image. And that is maybe—you can see that in a meme of Trump as a Napoleon or Trump as some figure out of the Dune novels in an arcade of the future in a robotic suit of armor fighting enemies. All of that stuff is silly, all of that stuff is ridiculous, but it actually gets at something real and that is that we want something more, we want something heroic, we want something that is not defined by liberalism or individual rights or bourgeois norms. We want something that is truly European and truly heroic.”
For this description, Spencer was greeted with much applause by his fans in the room. He elaborated that rather than a multicultural America, his ideal is a white empire. He described his “dream…ethno-state” as “a homeland for all Europeans,” which would take an “imperial form.”
“America, we like our guns. We want to start shooting again. And Donald gives us the opportunity to feel like we can shoot again. Americans are tired of being pushed around by Muslims and Mexicans. Everywhere you look, the Muslims, the Mexicans. I mean, my God…. Americans are tired of it… We want to start shooting again. And Donald says we can shoot again. Shoot the Mexicans. Shoot the Muslims. Shoot the liberals. Shoot everybody.” – Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning.
“Somebody asked me yesterday, I did an interview and they said, ‘Do you think it’s possible, if Hillary Clinton were to win the election, do you think it’s possible that we’ll be able to survive? That we would ever be able to recover as a nation?’ And while there are people who have stood on this stage and said we would not, I would beg to differ. But I will tell you this: I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots. Whose blood will be shed?
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence refused on Monday to say David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is a “deplorable” supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pushed Pence, Trump’s running mate, to respond to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying on Friday that half of her rival’s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables.”
“There are some supporters of Donald Trump and Mike Pence who ? David Duke, for example, some other white nationalists ? who would fit into that category of deplorables, right?” Blitzer asked.
First, Pence dodged.
And then there’s this rally: