Not long after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he was quickly forced to deal with growing support among white nationalists, and other racist elements in the United States. Following the Trump inauguration, one of his most controversial supporters was sucker punched on live television.

Alt-right attack

Richard Spencer is known as a white nationalist, and one of the leaders of the so-called "alt-right" movement. The fringe of the conservative end of the political spectrum, the "Alt-right" mixes nationalism with alleged racism and white supremacy. Spencer has been one of the most vocal members of the movement, with videos circulating on the internet that show the "Alt-right" leader saluting the former host of "The Apprentice" using a Nazi gesture.

As reported by Mediaite on January 20, Spencer was being interviewed in Washington, D.C., but was met with a punch in the face.

"This is where we are," Richard Spencer said of the growing protests to Donald Trump. "I've given conferences for ages, and we usually expect protesters," Spencer noted. As he continued, Spencer was interrupted by a protester on the street, as he turned and replied, "No, I'm not a neo-Nazi!" The protester asked, "do you like black people?," and in response, Spencer shrugged his shoulder and said, "Yeah, sure."

Spencer then denied that he was associated with neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan, before being asked about his Pepe the Frog pin that he was wearing on his jacket.

As he started to answer, Spencer was greeted with a solid punch that connected on his law, landing hard enough for the "Alt-right" leader stagger off camera, as the masked protester backed off. Spencer could then be seen walking away, while holding the side of his face that was just hit.

Inauguration chaos

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, as many as 95 protesters have been arrested, as of press time. The anti-Trump crowd broke into local stores and banks, shattering windows, and lighting cars and other objects on fire. With the new president now heading into the White House, the opposition appears to be just getting started.

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