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Richard B. Spencer

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Richard Spencer (2016)

Richard Bertrand Spencer (born May 11, 1978)[1] is an American white nationalist.[2] He is president of the National Policy Institute (NPI), a white supremacist think tank, as well as Washington Summit Publishers.

Spencer does not believe that he is a white supremacist and calls himself a white nationalist.[3][4][5] He has been called a pan-European.[6] Spencer coined the term "alt-right" with Paul Gottfried, which he thinks is a movement about "white identity".[7]

Spencer was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in Dallas, Texas and in Whitefish, Montana. Spencer studied at the University of Virginia and at the University of Chicago.

Like many white supremacists, he supported Donald Trump when he ran for president in 2016. However, by 2020 he felt it was a bad choice. He decided to support Joe Biden in the 2020 elections, but Biden's team said he didn't want his support.[8]


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  1. "Richard Bertrand Spencer". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  2. *Peoples, Steve (July 24, 2016). "Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message". Cleveland, OH. Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. T. Staff (Aug 17, 2017). "White nationalist Richard Spencer tells Israelis that Jews are 'over-represented'". timesofisrael.com. Archived from the original on August 19, 2018. Alt-right leader describes himself as a 'white Zionist', saying he wants a secure homeland for 'my people' like the Jews have in Israel
  4. Maya Oppenheim (January 23, 2017). "Alt-right leader Richard Spencer worries getting punched will become 'meme to end all memes'". The Independent. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  5. Ehrenfreund, Max (November 21, 2016). "What the alt-right really wants, according to a professor writing a book about them". Washington Post. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  6. Posner, Sarah (October 18, 2016). "Meet the Alt-Right 'Spokesman' Who's Thrilled With Trump's Rise". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. "Alternative Right". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  8. Sheth, Sonam. "'Absolutely repugnant': Biden's campaign forcefully disavows an endorsement from neo-Nazi Richard Spencer". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-10-25.

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