Former Grand Wizard of the KKK and member of the Louisiana Legislature David Duke released a YouTube video endorsing Charles Barron in his campaign for Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional district. Barron, a black man, isn’t very taken with the endorsement, calling it irrelevant “foolishness”, adding that he doesn’t wish to discuss it.
Though Barron, a former Black Panther, has made controversial statements in the past regarding Israel and supportive comments regarding dictators like Muammar Qaddafi, Mr. Duke may see him as the lesser of two evils, according to Politicker. Duke finds Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Barron’s opponent, completely unfavorable saying that he “sold his soul to the international Zio-bankers.”
Via Buzzfeed, “The possible election of a dedicated anti-Zionist to the U.S. Congress has thrown the Zionist influenced media and the Zio-political establishment in a tizzy,” Duke says. “The Jewish-controlled New York media is now calling Barron the, quote, ‘David Duke of New York,’ unquote. I’ve been deluged by media inquiries as to whether I would endorse Barron because of his very strong anti-Zionist and anti-Israel positions.”
“In a race for Congress between an anti-Zionist black activist and a black activist who is a bought and paid for Zionist Uncle Tom, I’ll take the anti-Zionist any day,” Duke explains — the “Zionist Uncle Tom” being establishment favorite Jeffries, Barron’s opponent.
Responding to the video, Barron stated that “We’re staying focused — and we demand respect for our campaign,” according to The Daily Politics. “I don’t think that’s a campaign issue. I don’t think it’s intelligent.” Furthermore, the Jeffries campaign also responded to Duke’s video, “Hate and extreme rhetoric have no place in our society,” said a spokesperson. “We denounce David Duke’s remarks in [their] entirety and urge the other candidate in this race to do the same.”
Politics make strange bedfellows, eh?
Here’s Duke’s video in support of Charles Barron: