In a comment that more people can likely get behind than any individual candidate, Eric Trump said that former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke deserves a bullet. Eric Trump, the second son of Donald Trump, was being asked what he thought of David Duke offering an endorsement and support of the Trump campaign. Eric Trump then said that the white nationalists are “horrible people.”
The Trump campaign has wisely shaken off any endorsement from racist sources, and that includes Donald Trump’s former butler Anthony Senecal, who was investigated by the Secret Service after suggesting that it wasn’t too late to lynch Barack Obama, said the Inquisitr. Donald Trump spoke out, saying that he did not agree with Senecal’s point of view after Senecal posted a lengthy diatribe against President Obama and people of color.
Eric Trump was being interviewed by the KHOW-AM host in Denver who said that David Duke was “a guy who desperately needs a bullet,” says the Los Angeles Times. Eric Trump said he would have to agree.
“If I said exactly what you said, I’d get killed for it. But I think I’ll say it anyway. The guy does deserve a bullet.”
The Trump campaign also denounced the endorsement of the KKK newspaper The Crusader earlier this week.
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Eric Trump left no doubt that David Duke and his ilk have nothing the Trump campaign wants, says CNN. In fact, Eric Trump claims that his father is looking forward to helping the African-American community, and not cozying up to those race-baiting.
“The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren’t good people. These are horrible people. In fact, I commend my father. My father’s the first Republican who’s gone out and said, ‘Listen, what’s happened to the African-American community is horrible and I’m going to take care of it.'”
CNN reached out to David Duke for a comment on Eric Trump’s comments. “That’s a good one, I’m in the middle of project right now.” Duke requested CNN call him back in an hour, saying, “I have to think about it.”
David Duke is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, and has thrown his support behind Donald Trump, as many white nationalists have. Eric Trump says that attempts to tie David Duke and the KKK to the Trump campaign is meant to distract from the “power of Trump’s movement.”
“A guy like David Duke is disgusting. But this is the MO of the DNC and in fact, we go back to the Podesta emails from May/June, there’s an email where he’s saying listen, ‘We think Trump has an amazing movement going and we want to make him, the only way we think we can best stop is to make him look like a bigot, racist, xenophobic, this and that.'”
But it seems that the Trump campaign would prefer less talk about David Duke and bullets, because Eric Trump said he’d be “laying low” for a few days after commenting that the former Grand Wizard of the KKK deserves a bullet, says the New York Daily News.
“Listen, I’m not talking about anymore bullets. I’m not talking about any more bullets. I’m laying low.”
Donald Trump reportedly needed to be told who and what David Duke was before he rejected his endorsement. Trump’s rejection of Duke’s endorsement doesn’t seem to have dampened Duke’s enthusiasm for the Trump bid for the presidency.
Do you agree with Eric Trump that David Duke is a “terrible person?”
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