Trump says he doesn't want to energize the alt-right
November 23, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump sat down with the New York Times and discussed everything from global warming to the alt-right. Turkey has rolled back a controversial child marriage bill after widespread protests. And meet the man who made Adidas cool again.
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President-elect Donald Trump acknowledged and disavowed the white nationalist alt-right movement in a meeting with the New York Times.
After canceling and then uncanceling the interview on Twitter, Trump arrived at the meeting and answered questions on the alt-right movement, climate change, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and more.
When pressed on whether he’d follow through with his campaign claims of prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her private email server, Trump responded, “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about.” (During the campaign he had said he’d “jail” her.)
About the alt-right movement, Trump said he didn’t want to “energize the group.”
And a little extra.
The cabinet: Trump has offered Ben Carson the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Carson said he'll "think and pray" about it. And South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has accepted Trump's offer to be appointed the next US ambassador to the United Nations, reports say.
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote that Trump once asked, “Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?” The quote was removed before the syndicated column was published Tuesday.
Trump voters on college campuses across the US view themselves as underground rebels fighting a corrosive epidemic of political correctness. “Professors canceling tests and classes because Trump won is why Trump won,” according to a 21-year-old student.
Turkey has rolled back a controversial child marriage bill after widespread protests.
The Turkish prime minister has delayed a bill that would have allowed men to legally have sex with underage girls — so long as they married them afterwards — after international and domestic condemnation. Online, Turkish women expressed their disgust at the bill.
Protesters against the proposed bill hold banners reading “Keep your hands off a child’s body” and “Don’t protect the rapists.” Umit Bektas / Reuters
The top fake news stories outperformed real news about a major scandal in Brazil, too.
The top 10 false news stories about a major political scandal rocking Brazil had more Facebook engagement than the top 10 real news articles, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed Brasil.