Under Bannon's leadership, Breitbart has given favourable coverage to the white supremacist Alt Right movement.
The Daily Beast quoted Spencer saying: "Breitbart has elective affinities with the Alt Right, and the Alt Right has clearly influenced Breitbart; In this way, Breitbart has acted as a 'gateway' to Alt Right ideas and writers.
With the 2016 US election cycle and the rise of Donald Trump, the alt right has burst onto the scene, taking with it significant controversy.
Since its inception, however, the alt right has been accused of bigotry, including Islamophobia.
The Daily Beast cited some alt right supporters use of the term "Muslim invasion" as an example of their dislike of Muslims.
The alt right has even caught the attention of the Southern Poverty Law Center , which monitors hate groups.
However, some alt right thinkers believe their ideas are actually good for Muslims, and don't constitute hatred.
He poses this question to those accusing the alt right of bigotry towards Muslims: "Which is more important?
While Spencer believes his opposition to both Muslim immigration and wars in the Middle East would benefit Muslims, there's no denying that some on the alt right use inflammatory language towards the group.
In this capacity, he has defended the alt right against accusations of racism.
Among its various constituencies, the alt right
is comprised of mens' rights advocates, pseudo-intellectual "race realists," technocratic authoritarians whose paeans to Chinese efficiency resemble those of Tom Friedman (if Tom Friedman thought Ian Smith was a sell-out), and outright neo-Nazis.