The alt right claims to have no leader, no spokesman, no formal organization.
Reporters were then told to meet outside the Old Ebbitt Grill, across the street from the White House, but were again sent to another location, a ballroom in the Willard.
“We cannot be a Trump cheerleading squad,” Spencer said about the movement’s future, ruminating on the possibilities that the movement may even have to serve as a chief critic of Trump if he is elected and proves to be disappointing.
“Certainly, we have been riding his coattails,” Spencer said of Trump. “There has been more interest in us because we have generally been pro-Trump.”
Next up, the leaders agreed, was an aim toward professionalization and a hope that America was actually far more interested in segregation than it once admitted.
“Trump is in my view almost irrelevant,” Taylor said. “We are gaining ground because we are right.”
In order to move forward –with or without Trump– the alt right is beginning to see an opportunity to raise money, to start organizations, to put forward some of their own followers to run for city council or school board or political office.
The overwhelming message was that the alt right is not going away even if Trump loses, or if Trump wins and begins to disappoint them. The message was that the alternative right is awakened and it’s ready not to back down even after its brief moment in the spotlight subsides.
Taylor told the audience that his job wouldn’t be over until at a PTA meeting, a woman could rise to defend the fact that fewer African Americans were in AP classes because they had a lower IQ and “no one objects.”
The alt right claims it is bigger than Trump. It’s “a struggle for the human soul,” Spencer said.