White nationalist Richard Spencer has said he backing Joe Biden in November’s election.
Spencer, who was one of the key figureheads of the alt-right movement, tweeted how he is “on Team Joe” on Monday, adding in a self-made campaign slogan,
“Liberals are clearly more competent.”
In a series of tweets, Spencer explained his reasoning for backing Biden.
“The MAGA/Alt-Right moment is over. I made mistakes; Trump is an obvious disaster; but mainly the paradigm contained flaws that we now are able to perceive. And it needs to end.
So be patient. We’ll have another day in the sun. We need to recover and return in a new form.”
I will never flip on my fundamental principles. (My principles were never voting for the supposed ‘the lesser or two evils’ or ‘stopping big government.’
“Walking into certain defeat, even death, is not heroic. It’s foolhardy. I have no sympathy for martyrs. I admire winners.”
Spencer first rose to prominence in 2016 after shouting
With Nazi salutes at an event in Washington shortly after Trump was elected.
Credited with creating the term “alt-right,” Spencer was also one of the main organizers of the neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 at which counter-protester Heather Heyer died after being struck by a car driven by white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr.
In a statement released on the third anniversary of the deady rally, Biden said:
“…our president claimed that there were ‘very fine people on both sides.’ Donald Trump had the audacity to assign moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those who stood against it.”
He’s still an evil Nazi POS. But Trump is sucking so badly now he’s losing racists and GOP apologists left and far right. Who’s next? Fucker Carlson?
I have sympathy for #kellyanneconway and what's she's going through. We don't appreciate just how toxic social media is, especially for young people, and even more especially for young girls. Family trauma being publicly broadcast is extremely sad and wrong.— Richard 🦁 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 24, 2020