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Trump camp ‘confounded’ with Clinton’s ‘alt-right’ attack

Greg Nash

Donald Trump’s campaign manager on Thursday slammed Hillary Clinton for a speech she will give linking Trump to the “alt-right” movement.

{mosads}”I’m just confounded that this is what Secretary Clinton is actually going to tell the American people after she’s so scarce,” Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on CBS.

“No press conference in 263 days, very few interviews, one last night on a different network that didn’t really go very well.”

Conway questioned why Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, wasn’t instead focusing on her own vision for the country, saying Clinton should talk about her plans for immigration and healthcare.

“Why isn’t she out there saying, ‘Here’s how I’m going to rebuild the American economy. Here’s my position on energy independence,’ ” Conway said.

“We simply don’t know what somebody who has been in public life for decades would do on issues that Americans tell pollsters … really animate them.”

Conway said she isn’t “that familiar” with the alt-right movement, a sect of hardcore conservatism often associated with white nationalism, though she has read about it. She said the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign has never discussed the movement internally, noting the campaign is “not at all” a platform for it.

“It certainly isn’t part of our strategy meetings. It’s nothing that Mr. Trump says out on the stump,” Conway said.

“I just am confounded by the strategy,” she said.

“Hillary Clinton is a smart woman. She has very smart, savvy strategists who know what they’re doing. … We just feel at the Trump campaign that the voters deserve and expect a conversation on substantive issues.”

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