Reddit, the online forum with a strong pro-Trump community and many members of the alt-right, has also expressed grief regarding Trump's latest statements.
A post on the r/altright subreddit began: 'Anyone here feeling bamboozled by the Donald?'
It received similarly confused and angry responses:
You are fooled if you think Trump was going to give us some sort of permission slip to start cleansing America. He isn’t our ‘man on a white horse’.
Other users wrote:
Trump can’t be non-negative on the alt-right. We support him because he agrees with us on important policy goals, not because he flatters us.
Ofc [sic] he's gonna disavow. The only times he does is when he is pressured to, which is better than any other Republican, who fall over themselves to rebuke before they're even asked.
Others rationalised that Trump was not 'the second coming', but an interim measure:
Not really. Donald isn't alt right, never was.
He's a hell of a step in the right direction though.
Trump's a civic nationalist which is a step in the right direction. His election was all about buying time, securing the Supreme Court and stopping illegal immigration. His victory is important but I hope no one deluded themselves into thinking that he was the second coming.
Seems the precious snowflakes don't like it when they're faced with an opinion with which they disagree. (Ed: Maybe they need a safe space?)