Prominent alt-righters salute Trump's victory with chants of 'Seig Heil!'

Prominent alt-righters salute Trump's victory with chants of 'Seig Heil!'

Donald Trump has been urged to condemn members of a USA white supremacist group who raised their hands in a Nazi salute as a prominent speaker shouted "Hail Trump".

President-elect Donald Trump denied Tuesday that he did anything to energize the "alt-right" movement through his presidential campaign and sought to distance himself from it, even though numerous movement's leaders have sought to tether their political views to Trump's rise.

Spencer coined the term "alt-right", which is a euphemism for the white supremacist, racist, anti-Semitic, fascist far-right movement.

"It's not a group I want to energise", he said earlier.

The billionaire businessman and U.S. president-elect was pushed into a tight spot after the so-called National Policy Institute (NPI) held a conference on Saturday in Washington, close to the White House.

"I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn", a journalist for The New York Times quoted Mr Trump as saying on Tuesday evening during a meeting between the President-elect and staff at the publication. "It is our creation and our inheritance and it belongs to us". They shouted out "Hail Trump!" and gave the Nazi salute throughout speeches by the likes of Richard Spencer, the group's president, which was full of tidbits like this: "America was, until this past generation, a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity".

At one point he chants: "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!"

"The alt-right is here, the alt-right is not going anywhere, the alt-right is going to change the world", Richard Spencer, head of the white nationalist think tank the National Policy Institute (NPI) said at a press conference.

An alt-right leader in the United States has been met with Nazi salutes after shouting 'Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!'

Even Trump, Spencer warned the white supremacist audience, has taken positions that are in his view too friendly to minorities and Jewish people. "For us it is conquer or die", Spencer said in the edited video. It depicts him at a podium stating, "Hail Trump!" His campaign CEO (and now chief advisor) Steve Bannon was chairman of the website Breitbart News, which he once called "the platform for the alt right".

We've heard and seen a lot of frightening things during Trump's time in the political spotlight, but this is among the most disturbing.

Spencer has popularized the term "alt-right" to describe the movement he leads.

Trump has said he condemns and disavows the supporters who praised him with Nazi salutes and ideology.