A white supremacist leader was punched on TV whilst giving an interview at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Richard Spencer, the leader of the ‘alt-right’ movement, has backed the billionaire businessman and was celebrating his win when he got sucker-punched.
In the video, Spencer can be heard denying accusations of being a neo-Nazi, despite having previously called for ‘peaceful ethnic cleansing’ and runs a non-profit group ‘dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States’.
The 38-year-old white nationalist made headlines when he signed off an alt-right rally by shouting ‘Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!’ to which some of his supporters responded with the Nazi salute.
In a previous speech, Spencer said:
To be white is to be a striver, a crusader, an explorer and a conqueror.
We don’t exploit other groups, we don’t gain anything from their presence. They need us and not the other way around.
He was being interviewed in Washington DC this afternoon when a hooded man ran over and punched him in the face.
In the video, Spencer can be seen holding his jaw, while the hooded man flees the area.
The inauguration has caused a reasonable amount of chaos in Washington with the police having made 217 arrests for rioting as of yesterday.