In a video posted to his YouTube account late last month, alt-right leader and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer pleaded with his followers for money.
“I am under attack, and I need your help,” Spencer said, referring to a federal lawsuit filed against him, in which plaintiffs are seeking damages for the emotional and physical trauma incurred during last year’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacist groups and counter-protesters clashed.
It turns out that Spencer’s lack of funds isn’t just hampering his ability to retain a lawyer, it’s also making his social life difficult. According to a Facebook post from the co-owner of a bar in Spencer’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana, the white supremacist’s card was declined for a bill of $4.25.
“Dear Mr. Spencer. Please refrain from visiting our establishment in the future. It makes everybody feel real scummy,” Doug Rommereim wrote on Facebook along with a picture of the bill.
“We appreciate your understanding AND cooperation in this matter. Thank you. Also, you might want to tell your mommy to put some more money in your account,” he continued. “As you can see, your card was declined. Don’t worry about paying us back. We’ll just write it off as a bad loan to a good nazi.”
Dear Mr. Spencer. Please refrain from visiting our establishment in the future. It makes everybody feel real scummy. We…
Spencer’s money problems are icing on the cake when it comes to the movement he spearheaded to national media attention during the 2016 presidential campaign. For months now, he’s watched his various endeavors fail. His nationwide speaking tour was a bust after no one showed up, forcing him to end it early. After white supremacist-oriented sites like Hatreon collapsed, Spencer turned to more traditional fundraising sites like Patreon, which ultimately kicked him off too.
As of this writing, his legal defense fund has been re-upped and has raised a little over $260.
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