What does “alt-right” mean?
Until very recently, it was a word seen by a small number of people who surf certain websites.
To me, it meant people who strongly disagree with liberals and SJWs with respect to key issues, but they also disagree with the mainstream right, thus they are an “alternative” right. Pretty simple. Yes, neo-Nazis and Stormfronters would fall under this umbrella, but so would many other political philosophies.
Based on my definition, of course Trump would be “alt-right,” because he’s clearly right and not left (SJWs and liberals HATE HATE HATE Trump), but he’s also out-of-step with the mainstream right, he has been nothing but critical of mainstream right foreign policy such as the invasion and nation-building of Iraq, and his views on immigration are far to the right of the mainstream right (which has basically gone leftist on that issue), and he often says stuff that sounds like he doesn’t buy into the libertarian-pro-rich stuff that Republicans are supposed to agree with (but then some guy puts a policy paper on Trump’s website explaining Trump’s remark that’s textbook libertarian-pro-rich).
The mainstream media has created a narrative that Trump is an evil racist (which is redundant because they don’t believe there is such a thing as a non-evil racist). That the “alt-right” supports Trump, and that the “alt-right” are a bunch of Jew-hating Nazi lovers, fits perfectly into this narrative. I’m afraid that the mainstream media is going to define “alt-right” as synonym for racist Jew-hating neo-Nazis and Stormfronters, and we are going to have to find another name for what I used to think that alt-right meant, but I have no idea what that name might be. Perhaps “red-pillers”?