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Conway denies any extremist influence on Trump campaign

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 01:19

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway calls on the country to unify behind President-elect Donald Trump and denies any extremist connections to the campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway denied to reporters on Monday (November 14) that President-elect Donald Trump had any connections to "alt-right" movements. On Sunday, Trump named rabble-rousing conservative media figure Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. Before joining Trump's team, Bannon spearheaded Breitbart's shift into a forum for the alt-right, a loose online confederation of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semitics. Bannon's hiring by Trump's campaign this year signaled the businessman's dedication to operating outside the norms of Washington. But Conway said she was "offended" by a question about connections between the campaign and extremist groups, and called on everyone to unify behind the president-elect. She also said Trump was busy making staffing decisions and considering who to nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Conway denies any extremist influence on Trump campaign

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 01:19