Clinton's Attack on the Alt Right [Press Release]

The National Policy Institute

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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ARLINGTON, VA—Over the past few months, Hillary Clinton has engaged, rhetorically and directly, with an array of groups that support an anti-White agenda. Whether that’s endorsing the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which is directly responsible for a rise in violence throughout America, or her surrogates chastising European-Americans for their background and heritage.

And she’s at it again.

Reports are surfacing that today (August 25, 2016) she intends to make a speech castigating what has become known as the “Alt Right,” a term coined by The National Policy Institute’s President, Richard Spencer.

Clinton’s surrogate John Podesta says that they intend to “call out this ‘alt-right’ shift and the divisive and dystopian vision of America they put forth.”

The truth is, the ones with a “dark” and “dystopian” vision are those people—many of whom actively support Clinton—who are setting our streets aflame and stoking violence throughout our country.

Secretary Clinton, no doubt, intends to use guilt-by-association to tie the Alt Right to the Trump campaign and its CEO, Steve Bannon. There is no basis for these accusations. Neither Spencer nor anyone else at NPI has any involvement with the Trump campaign, Steve Bannon, or

While Spencer has written favorably about both Trump and Breitbart, he has consistently emphasized they are not exactly the Alt Right.

As Spencer explained,

Trump and Bannon deserve credit for asking “is this good for us?” when considering issues of trade, immigration, and foreign policy. This is far preferable to Clinton's choosing her policies based on the interests of foreigners and financial interests. However, as civic nationalists, their idea of “us” is the people who occupy the current multiracial landmass known as the United States. The Alt Right fundamentally differs from Trump’s civic nationalism by considering “us” to be all people of European ancestry across the globe.

While Hillary & Co. condemn the Alt Right—non-violent activists seeking social change, largely through a vibrant Internet presence—she allows noted supporters of terror to attend her rallies and has never once disavowed the actions of domestic terrorists associated with Black Lives Matter.

Hillary and her allies in “conservative” media will stop at nothing to portray peaceful European-American advocacy as a dark specter haunting America. In reality, she and her allies, especially so-called “conservatives,” are only giving comfort to the most radical and violent elements in our society.

We disavow any attempts by Clinton or any of her surrogates on the left, right, or center to tag the National Policy Institute or the work we do as violent extremism. We call on her and her allies to issue an apology to European-Americans everywhere and confront her own troubling links to extremism and the civil unrest she has stoked for months.