Donald Trump has received some more presidential support from the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
In an interview conducted by NBC 12, the current Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the KKK, who has chosen to remain nameless, explains that a lot of Klan members support him.
“A lot of what he believes, we believe in.”
— Toby Williams (@softspokn1) April 28, 2016
The Imperial Wizard also went on to explain that like Trump, the KKK only wants “our country to be safe,” he told the NBC affiliate during the interview. As part of this safety issue, the Klan’s leader also agreed with Trump’s policy of temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States.
DONALD TRUMP DEPORTS MUSLIMS!!! (EXPERIMENT)
— Марта Коновалова (@aloanthatisback) April 24, 2016
The NBC 12 reporter also questioned the unnamed Klan’s leader as to who he would support if Trump were to no longer be in the 2016 presidential race.
“If Donald Trump dropped out tomorrow I would support Kasich before I would Ted Cruz…”
The Imperial Wizard said that though he might agree with some of what Ted Cruz says, he “would not support him because he was born in Canada,” he told NBC 12. The Klansmen claimed Cruz was “not an American citizen.”
— Matthew Sawyer (@MatthewSawyer10) April 23, 2016
— Dennis O'Toole (@DenNpt) April 13, 2016
This is not the first time Donald Trump has received support from the KKK. Back in February, former Grand Wizard and current white nationalist David Duke gave his support to Trump’s presidential run, calling him “by far the best candidate,” according to the New York Times.
On the David Duke Radio Program, Duke told his listeners, “Voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage.”
The former Grand Wizard elaborated upon his statement on his Facebook page, claims a report by the New York Times. Duke listed many reasons as to why he chose Trump for president.
“I think he deserves a close look by those who believe the era of political correctness needs to come to an end and that America needs a leader who will do the following: 1.) Secure our border – if not – America and our heritage will not survive! 2.) Break the power of the Jewish-controlled Federal Reserve and predator banks like Goldman Sachs (and the FED) that are robbing us and the world blind.”
Duke continued to elaborate on Facebook his reasoning behind endorsing Trump. He claimed that the Republican front-runner would “break-up Jewish dominated lobbies and superPACS,” prevent World War III between the states and Russia, make sure White-Americans “are allowed to preserve and promote their heritage” and continue exposing the lies of a “controlled media.”
Gigantic Donald Trump holding a KKK hood at yesterday's May Day march in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/Q9dxsNkr4N
— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 2, 2016
In response to Duke, Donald Trump told CNN he had no idea who David Duke was and claimed he knew nothing about “white supremacy or white supremacists.” However, according to the New York Times, Trump’s statement is quite the contradiction since he had denied Duke’s support when the former Klansmen initially endorsed him. Back in 2000, when Trump ended his presidential bid for the Reform Party, his reasoning behind doing so was not wanting to be associated with party members such as “Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulan.”
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