Trump condemns alt-right group after shout of 'Hail Trump' draws Nazi salutes

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:04:01 PM. Donald Trump has condemned the white nationalist National Policy Institute after video emerged showing leader Richard Spencer shouting, 'Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!' as some attendees lifted their hands in a Nazi salute.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum expressed alarm on Monday over "hateful speech" at a white nationalist meeting over the weekend, and a restaurant apologized for hosting the group after a woman tweeted a picture of herself in a Nazi salute. The National Policy Institute, a think-tank that is part of the alt-right movement that includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites, held a gathering in Washington, D.C., at the federally owned Ronald Reagan Building on Saturday. A video by the Atlantic that was taken inside the conference showed Richard Spencer, leader of the National Policy Institute, shouting to a crowd of about 200 people: "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" as some attendees lifted their hands in a Nazi salute. Spencer also called mainstream media "luegenpresse," German for lying press, a phrase regularly used during the Nazi era in Germany. "America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity," Spencer also says. "It is our creation, it is our inheritance and it belongs to us." Why the alt-right can't be ignored, much less censored The National Policy Institute gathering drew scores of protesters who blocked traffic around the building to express their outrage over the meeting. 'I condemn them,' says Trump The alt-right movement came to the fore during the U.S. presidential election. President-elect Donald Trump has drawn criticism for naming Steve Bannon, former head of a website linked to the...Read more
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