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What is the alt-right movement?

Controversial conservatives becoming mainstream
Posted: 1:24 PM, Nov 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-16 13:39:36-05
What is the alt-right movement?

If you've been paying attention to political discourse in the past year — especially the rise of Donald Trump into the highest seat of American government — you've probably heard the term "alt-right."

Steve Bannon, a special advisor to Trump, has been identified with the alt-right movement, along with online publications like Breitbart.

The movement also made news this week when Twitter suspended several self-identified alt-right influencers including Richard Spender.

But what is the alt-right movement? What are their views and who represents them?

CNN's Tom Foreman looked into the alt-right movement. See his report below.