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This research will investigate the connections between Donald Trump’s political rhetoric and the Alt-Right's ideology, the way in which new-age media has affected the white supremacist movement in more recent years, and how Donald Trump used the internet to spread his rhetoric across the nation. Many factors contributed to the growth of the Alt-Right. However, the catalyst for the movement was Donald Trump's presidency. With deep ties to the far right, President Trump was the perfect opportunity for the emergence of the Alt-Right, thus creating the Alt-America. This research paper seeks to look at President Trump's role in the emergence of the Alt-Right through his similar rhetoric, use of social media, and involvement with Alt-Right leaders such as Steve Bannon. This paper will find the convergence of the Alt-Right and Trump's ideologies and the use of social media to look at how these two notions helped grow the Alt-Right movement to what it is today.


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  • Alternative title
    • Age of the Alt-Right

  • Journal title
    • International Social Science Review

  • Volume
    • 97

  • Issue
    • 2

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Dominique Cagliuso is currently entering her first year at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where she will complete her Master in International Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights and a Specialization in UN Studies.