The group was also there to celebrate the rise of Donald Trump as their president and figurehead and his appointment of Steve Bannon as his "Chief Strategist".
Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist who claims to have coined the term alt-right, was the final speaker of the night who began with a salute to the hundreds of attendees that gathered for the conference...
“Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”
After Spencer's victory cry the room erupted in applause and Nazi salutes.
The Atlantic, who was there filming a documentary on the alt-right, reported that Spencer vision for America includes “a new society, an ethno-state that would be a gathering point for all Europeans,” and supports something he refers to as “peaceful ethnic cleansing.”
Here are a few other choice passages from Spencer's speech...
“America was, until this last generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.”
"To be white is to be a striver, a crusader, an explore, and a conquerer. We produce, we go upward, and we recognize the central lie of American race relations."
"We don’t exploit other groups. We don’t gain anything from their presence. They need us, and not the other way around."
Here is A video published by The Atlantic shows clips of Spencer's speech...
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In total, the event included 11 hours of hate speech.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum put out a release stating it's concern with the conference's rhetoric. Here is the full statement...
As of tonight Trump, who has made time to castigated the cast of Broadway's hit musical "Hamilton" no less than three times (four if you count the one he deleted), has yet to denounced the neo-Nazi, Alt-right hate group that gathered to celebrate and declare him as their de facto leader.