Richard Spencer, a self-admitted white nationalist who prominently supported Donald Trump’s campaign for president and was seen doing the Nazi salute to celebrate Trump’s victory, got more than he bargained for when he showed up to celebrate Trump’s inauguration today. While being interviewed about his racist views by a television crew, Spencer was punched in the face.
Spencer identifies himself as a white nationalist and has rejected the Nazi or Neo-Nazi label. However, since he infamously gave the Nazi salute in late November in honor of Donald Trump’s election victory, he’s had a hard time shedding the Nazi label. In fact the word “Nazis” is currently the number two trending topic on Twitter, as various Americans weigh in on the merits of punching Nazis.
Watch Donald Trump’s top Nazi supporter Richard Spencer get punched in face during the inauguration in this video:
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report