A story on Buzzfeed chronicling how former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos and his one-time boss Steve Bannon worked to sow racist and anti-Semitic messages into mainstream American culture — especially leading up to the election of Donald Trump — features a video of Yiannopoulos gleefully receiving the Nazi salute.
In the clip from April 2016, Yiannopoulos sing-laughs through a rendition of "America the Beautiful" at a Dallas karaoke bar. Those watching him, including white nationalist Richard Spencer, not only spur on the mocking performance, they direct their arms in the air in the style of the traditional Nazi salute. Yiannopoulos doesn't react to the gestures, but simply laughs and smiles. Yiannopoulos has long claimed he's not a bigot or racist.
The video and exposé is the latest embarrassment for Yiannopoulos and Bannon — the former lost his book deal and much of his career after he was caught on tape defending relationships between teenage boys and men, while Bannon was fired from his position as adviser to President Trump, whose first eight months in office have been an unmitigated disaster.