Donald Trump: ‘I Disavow’ Alt-Right Groups

Donald Trump: ‘I Disavow’ Alt-Right Groups, by Charlie Spiering.

President-elect Donald Trump disavowed an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C. over the weekend led by Richard Spencer that celebrated the election of Donald Trump.

Asked directly about the event that was widely covered by the mainstream media, Trump replied, “I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn.”

Trump denied that he had energized the alt-right, but again disavowed the movement.

“I don’t want to energize the group, and I disavow the group,” Trump said. “It’s not a group I want to energize. And if they are energized I want to look into it and find out why.”

Trump made his remarks during a personal visit to the New York Times.

Trump separated former Breitbart Executive chairman Steve Bannon from the alt-right moment, insisting that his chief advisor was not a racist. “I’ve known Steve Bannon a long time. If I thought he was a racist, or alt-right … I wouldn’t even think about hiring him,” he said.

The media are trying to smear Trump in a two step process: first they tar the alt-right by its more extreme and racist elements, and then they link Trump to the alt-right. Trump is aiming to prevent that second step, knowing it is impossible to get the public to understand that most of the alt-right is not racist or extreme, when the media will just constantly show the more racist and extreme parts of the alt-right.

Imagine if the media was as biased to the conservatives, and constantly dammed the Democrats by reminding everyone of their connection the KKK — which was basically the armed wing of the Democrat Party until the 1960s. Or if the media painted the Black Lives Matter movement, who are racist and extremist, as the motivating spirit and true nature of the Democrats or of President Obama. But of course Obama and the Democrats  never have to disown the BLM racists, because the media never draws that connection.