The alt-right has been in the media a great deal lately, many on the Left pointing a finger at the supposed boogeyman and others on the right distancing themselves from the movement in general. To some it is simply a group on the right that embodies a strong desire for smaller more limited government, to others it is a white supremacist movement.

Regardless of how you view them, there is little doubt they played a part in electing Donald Trump.

When asked about his alt-right supporters he said:

So not exactly a supportive stance where the alt-right is concerned.

What is energized? Considering many of them feel they helped Trump win the election, they appear to be more empowered and “energized” in social media than ever. Perhaps Trump should do a basic search on Twitter and take a look at what the movement promotes and even posts about him.