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White Nationalist Richard Spencer Doubles Down On ‘Hail Trump’ Salute

White nationalist and “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer is doubling down on his controversial “Hail Trump” salute in a “video tribute” of the speech on his new website Altright.com.

“I guess I forgot to apologize for saying ‘Hail Trump! Hail Our People! Hail Victory!’ and offending some people,” Spencer wrote on Twitter. “My bad.”

A dramatic score accompanies Spencer’s speech and an echo effect gives special emphasis to certain lines. As Spencer speaks about what he calls an “anti-white agenda,” visuals flash accross the screen: a cowboy galloping in a field, an astronaut, a child running along a dock.

“To be white is to be a striver, an explorer and a conquerer,” Spencer says. “For us, it is conquer or die.”

The speech was originally delivered in November to a crowd of hundreds in D.C. At the culmination of the speech, a number of attendees erupted in enthusiastic Nazi salutes. Spencer dismissed concerns surrounding the Nazi salutes, telling Haaretz that the salutes were done in the spirit of “fun and exuberance.”

Email Sam Kestenbaum at kestenbaum@forward.com

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