“A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party,” Clinton said on Thursday in a speech at a community college in Nevada.
“The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the “Alt-Right,” she said. Here is the text of the speech.
The Trump campaign recently hired Stephen Bannon, head of Breitbart.com, as the campaign’s CEO.
When Trump was asked on Thursday by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if he was embracing the alt-right movement, the nominee said, “Nobody even knows what it is, and she didn’t know what it was.”
"This is a term that was just given," Trump said. "There's no alt-right or alt-left. All that I'm embracing is common sense."
Cooper pointed to Bannon’s comments to Mother Jones last month describing Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right."
"I don't know what Steve said. I can only speak for myself,” said Trump.