White nationalists started fundraising off of Hillary Clinton’s speech bashing them and the “alt-right” before she even delivered it.
“Word about Hillary’s attack on the Alt Right has obviously gone out to her supporters in the Main Stream Media,” white-supremacist website VDare blasted out to its readers, asking for money. “We need your help to fight [her ‘McCarthyism’] off.”
All across the alt-right this week, its proponents were bristling with excitement. The far-right political movement—defined largely by racial resentments, anti-Semitism, nationalistic giddiness, Nazi internet memes, and enthusiastic support for Donald Trump’s stand against political correctness and immigrants—is now achieving all the attention and free publicity it has long craved from beyond the margins of polite society.