Ex-Klansman David Duke Praises Julian Assange, Donald Trump, And Runs For Office

Grand wizards, hold onto your shorts, because former KKK member David Duke is finding new friends in Donald Trump and Julian Assange, and planning another run for office. Duke recently found out that he got enough votes (5 percent support) to participate in the first senate debate in Louisiana, which will be held at Dillard University, a historically black college. It’s unknown how Assange feels about David Duke (and if he even knows who he is), but Donald Trump has chosen not to accept an endorsement from Duke. But that doesn’t stop David Duke from being a huge fan of Trump.

David Duke, an ardent supporter of Donald Trump, and an all-white society, freely admits to his prejudices, while Trump continues to claim that he never made racist statements while working on Celebrity Apprentice, says the Inquisitr. But participants and staff on the show say that Trump repeatedly referred to Lil Jon as Uncle Tom. Trump alleged that he didn’t know about the racist suggestion behind the term Uncle Tom, but many find that hard to believe.

David Duke seems pleased that the debate will be at a traditionally black college, because so much of his rhetoric will likely get overwhelming attention, according to Vanity Fair. Duke says it will give him a lot to talk about.

“Dillard is pretty supportive of Black Lives Matter, and I’ve been pretty critical of them.”

Even without Trump agreeing to partner up with him, David Duke has recorded a robocall urging voters to vote for him and Trump. Duke says he particularly likes Donald Trump’s stand on immigration.


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David Duke, who called the social justice movement a “terrorist group that advocates the murder of police officers,” will likely have an uphill battle at Dillard with those in attendance and the other candidates in the debate. It is not clear whether Duke thinks he has a chance, considering his 5 percent support, or is just trying to share his Klan-style message, says the New York Daily News.

Dillard University spokesman David Grubb says that the university will not be endorsing any candidate.

“[Dillard University] does not endorse the candidacy of any of the candidates who will appear at this debates.”

He also says that they intend for the event to be secure and managed professionally. David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a Nazi sympathizer, believes that the current climate of the country lends itself to his political philosophy.

“In July, Duke announced his bid for a U.S. Senate seat by declaring that ‘The climate of this country has moved in my direction,’ and alluded to Trump’s candidacy by saying that Americans are finally ’embracing the core issues I have fought for my entire life,'” wrote the New York Daily News.

But David Duke has reached out via Twitter to thank Julian Assange for all he is doing with WikiLeaks. Duke went on television to offer his support to the entity that has leaked emails, says The Guardian. Duke called Assange a hero, and posted a photo of him in the style of the Barack Obama poster by Shepard Fairey. Ironically, David Duke’s praise and support for Donald Trump has caused difficulties for the Republican presidential candidate. Duke posted a tweet in praise of Assange and WikiLeaks.

“America owes you bigly!”

David Duke believes that this election is his best chance to be elected by the people of his home state, Louisiana.

Do you think that Donald Trump wants David Duke to support his campaign? Do you think that Duke has any chance of getting elected?

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