- “Spencer has been nothing but hostile to me since I’ve known him and he tried to his best to feed me to the media wolves,” he told his dwindling followers. “Not someone I would ever trust again.”
Still, Kessler was friendly to Spencer’s face.
“So what’s up,” Spencer texted him May 27, according to text messages Kessler surrendered in the case.
“We’re planning a rally in both Charlottesville and Washington DC for August 12,” Kessler wrote.
“Let me seriously consider this,” Spencer replied.
Kessler said told the interviewer he and Spencer haven’t spoken since. Spencer previously told Newsweek he does not plan on attending the next Unite the Right.
In a deposition in his case against Charlottesville, Kessler also described himself as being low on funds, with little income besides donations from followers and occasional articles for right-wing publications. He described writing three articles for The Daily Caller, which paid between $120 and $240, he said. One of the articles was coverage of a different Richard Spencer rally in Charlottesville, two months before Unite the Right.