Who is Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer…and why is his movement on the rise?

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Just who is Richard Spencer?

The 38-year-old is the cornerstone leader of the 'Alt-Right' movement— and in fact, he's the man who coined the term.

"Alt-Right has become, more or less, a household name," Spencer said in an online vlog. "That is a tremendous achievement!"

The Alt-Right is associated with white supremacy, and some have even called it a neo-Nazi movement.

"Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!" Spencer famously called out to a rally of supporters recently in the District of Columbia.

"Our ideas are important," Spencer told reporters at a press conference Tuesday in College Station. "Our ideas resonate with millions of people. Our ideas are intensely relevant right now."

And a lot of millennials seem to be buying into Spencer's ideas and his movement.

Spencer denies any ties with Nazis, though he has quoted from original Nazi propaganda, including using the term "lugenpresse" to describe the media, which means "lying press."

The Anti-Defamation League said Spencer has called for a 'white state' of America.

"To accuse this kind of behavior as racist or terrible...ridiculous...is to accuse human nature of being racist," Spencer said.

Spencer currently serves as president of a white nationalist group called the National Policy Institute and as editor of the Radix Journal.

"We have power, and we're changing the world," Spencer said in one of his vlog posts.

"The Alt-Right isn't just going to pop up — 'oh, they were Trump fans,' then it disappears," Spencer told reporters. "The Alt-Right is here to stay."

Spencer was born in Boston but raised in Dallas, and he currently lives in Montana.

He has degrees from top schools like the University of Virginia and University of Chicago, and even pursued a doctorate at Duke.

Now a former Aggie has brought Spencer to Texas A&M.

"I think he has some valid points," speech organizer Preston Wiginton told an interviewer. "Sometimes maybe being a bigot is wise."

And that's exactly why A&M wants nothing to do with the Alt Right!