ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump's latest disavowal of white supremacists who've cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House — or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name.
Members of the self-declared "alt-right" have exulted over the Nov. 8 results with public cries of "Hail Trump!" and reprises of the Nazi salute.
Civil rights advocates are citing an uptick in harassment and incidents of hate crimes since the vote.
And Trump's hiring of conservative media entrepreneur Stephen Bannon has emerged as a flashpoint.
Trump's unwanted backers and his detractors broadly agree on one thing: It may not even matter what Trump himself believes, because he's already emboldened the white identity politics that will help define his administration.