“We take it for granted that blacks will vote for candidates who promise good things for blacks. The same for Hispanics as well,” he said. Taylor is a self-described “race realist,” or proponent of the widely-denounced theory that certain races are biologically superior to others, and has advocated on behalf of eugenics.

“You could argue that, for the first time, whites are clearly beginning to vote the way people of other races do — that is to say, in their own interests,” he said.

More a loose web of far right ideologues than a cohesive political movement, the alt-right is connected by a shared interest in promoting a white national identity, fueled by the belief that white American culture is under attack.

Even now, alt-right leaders like Taylor are the first to admit that Trump is “not one of us.” But they are also quick to recognize Trump’s campaign as a vehicle for their interests.