Trump disavows 'alt-right' supporters


Donald Trump has repudiated the fringe "alt-right" group that celebrated his election win with Nazi salutes.

In a far-ranging interview with the New York Times, the US president-elect was quoted as saying: "I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn."

He said he did not want to "energise" the group, which includes neo-Nazis, white nationalists and anti-Semites.

Alt-right supporters were filmed on Saturday in Washington DC cheering as a speaker shouted: "Hail Trump” and that America belongs to white people, describing them as "children of the sun".

However, Trump denounced the movement's critics as "the most despicable creatures who ever walked the planet".

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