What Is The Alt-Right And Who Is In It? The Frightening Rise And Rise Of The White Nationalist Movement

Perhaps more worryingly, it took until Tuesday for the President-Elect to condemn the movement, which has grown in prominence following his campaign and election.  

“I don’t want to energise the group, and I disavow the group,” Trump told reporters at the New York Times.

Although Trump said he did not feel responsible for energising white nationalists, parts of the alt-right might be forgiven for thinking they’ll have some sympathy from within the White House.

After all, just days earlier Trump had appointed Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counsellor, a man who used to head Breitbart News which he proudly trumpeted as “the platform for the alt-right”. 

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