In a brief Q&A, minutes before he was kicked off of the premises of this weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Richard Spencer -- self-proclaimed white nationalist and the racist with the most punchable face in America -- was asked if he likes "rock music."
Richard Spencer, asked if he likes rock music, says "Depeche Mode is the official band of the alt-right."— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 23, 2017
According to New York Magazine's Nuzzi tweet, a fellow journalist asked Spencer if he liked rock music. His response was "Depeche Mode is the official band of the alt-right."
Unfortunately, Spencer doesn't know anything about Depeche Mode. In a November 2016 press conference for their new album (Spirit), lead singer Dave Gahan compared Trump to Hitler as well as bashing Brexit.
Within hours of Spencer's claim hit the internet, a spokesperson for Depeche Mode said, "That’s pretty ridiculous. Depeche Mode has no ties to Richard Spencer or the alt right and does not support the alt right movement."