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McCain to Trump: Condemn Alt-Right Attack on McMaster

Sen. John McCain on Monday issued a statement defending national security advisor H.R. McMaster against “recent attacks upon him from the so-called ‘alt-right.’” McMaster, an ideological opponent of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, has come under fire from far-right news outlets, particularly Breitbart News, where Bannon was previously the executive chair. McCain called the alt-right a “fringe movement.” “I hope the President will once again stand up for his national security adviser and denounce these repugnant attacks, which arise from the same purveyors of hatred and ignorance who precipitated the recent violence in Charlottesville,” his statement read.