The Moneyman Behind the Alt-Right

BuzzFeed’s Aram Roston and Joel Anderson profile the elusive, white supremacist William Regnery II, who has funded various white power organizations, laying the groundwork for the so-called alt-right. In 2005, Regnery helped start the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank now directed by Richard Spencer, an outspoken leader of the alt-right. Until the rise of Donald Trump’s candidacy for president, white nationalists were a fringe group: “I think Trump was a legitimatizer,” Regnery said.

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