Lisa Hagen, The Hill, November 22, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump told The New York Times on Tuesday that he doesn’t want to energize the “alt-right” movement.
Trump said he did not think he had energized the movement but that if they were energized he wanted to find out why.
“It’s not a group I want to energize,” Trump said, according to Times reporter Maggie Haberman. “And if they are energized, I want to look into it and find out why.”
Trump offered the comments during an on-the-record session with Times reporters and columnists. Times reporters are live-tweeting the event.