When Trump got elected president extremists on the right celebrated.
They're still celebrating.
Groups like the Aryan Terror Brigade, The Nation Socialist Movement, and the neo-Confederate League of the South, slithered out of their dark hiding places and are taking their place in the sun alongside the new Racist-In-Chief.
These groups have a lot of things in common, and when an openly xenophobic, politically incorrect president who came into the office promising to stop illegal immigration and enact a Muslim ban came along they saw the promised land.
Ku Klux Klan leaders were jubilant. The alt-right had found a champion in Donald Trump.
Analysts from the Data and Society Research Institute recently concluded that the far right has risen to new prominence in the last year in part by "attention hacking," manipulating the conventions of mainstream news.
The alt-right, a mixed group of racists, nationalists, anti-semites and misogynists, joined the fake news fray with stories built upon conflict and outrage, fueled by the power of shocking images.
Even though Trump has already disappointed some of his alt-right fans, they realize that he was the one who opened the door for their voice in America.
Regardless of what Trump actually does in office, the alt-right will always view him favorably. He might even get a statue in the Hall of Hate someday.
Time for me to walk on down the road...