Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he would be appointing former Breitbart boss Steve Bannon as his official chief strategist -- and a leading white nationalist couldn't be happier about it.
Reacting to the news of Bannon's appointment, white nationalist Richard Spencer gushed on Twitter that he was in the "best possible position" to implement long-term strategy inside the Trump White House.
2/ Bannon will answer directly to Trump and focus on the big picture, and not get lost in the weeds.— Richard🎄Spencer (@Richard🎄Spencer)1479095091.0
3/ Bannon is not a "chief of staff," which requires a "golden retriever" personality. He'll be freed up to chart Trump's macro trajectory.— Richard🎄Spencer (@Richard🎄Spencer)1479095236.0
Spencer, who first coined the term "alt-right" last decade with his website Alternative Right, believes that America should work to eject all non-white races from our borders and make the country into a giant "safe space" for white people. He believes that Bannon's appointment means that the Trump administration will push the country more in a direction favored by white supremacists like himself.
Spencer's fellow white nationalists were similarly giddy about the appointment, and one of them gushed that Bannon would be the perfect "Minister of Propaganda" for the Trump administration.
Bannon has long been a controversial figure, even among his fellow conservatives and employees at Breitbart News.
Former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, for instance, has called Bannon "a legitimately sinister figure" who pushed the website to "openly embrace the white supremacist alt-right." Additionally, former Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella, meanwhile, has said that Bannon represents "a worldview that is incredibly dangerous and divisive."