Try as he might, President-elect Donald Trump is having a hard time distancing his family from rumors of racism and ties to the KKK and its members. Now, there is a documented story surfacing that Donald Trump’s father, Fred, was one of seven men arrested at a Klan rally and that his name and address were published in the local paper. The address for Fred Trump matched the Queens address where the Trump family lived at the time.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected president, people are taking a deeper look at his family of origin, including Trump’s relationship with his brother Freddy Trump, who died young as a result of alcoholism, reports the Inquisitr. Trump says that the reason he never goes near alcohol was because of what he saw happen to brother Freddy, and he has passed this lesson along to his children. After getting hooked on alcohol, Freddy himself told young Donald to stay away from the stuff.
The Washington Post states that in 1927, on Memorial Day, Fred Trump not only attended but was arrested at a Klan rally in Queens. The event was led by the Italian Fascist movement and the KKK. In Queens, approximately 1,000 men in white hoods marched through the Queens neighborhood of Jamaica, and seven men were arrested. One of these men was Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump, of 175-24 Devonshire Rd. in Jamaica.
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Fliers were passed around Queens before the rally, suggesting that the Italian Catholic police were getting too big for their britches.
“Native-born Protestant Americans [were being] assaulted by Roman Catholic police of New York City. Liberty and Democracy have been trampled upon when native-born Protestant Americans dare to organize to protect one flag, the American flag; one school, the public school; and one language, the English language.”
Fred Trump was arrested on a charge of “refusing to disperse from a parade when ordered to do so.”
When asked about this arrest, the KKK rally, and if his father was a member of the Klan, Donald Trump vehemently denied it, even though he was not yet born at the time. Fred Trump is dead, so he obviously cannot confirm or deny membership.
“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened. This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.”
Some people think Donald Trump doth protest too much, but in the 1920s, the Klan wasn’t as condemned as it is now, and the papers largely supported a white, Protestant point of view, as that was who led the power structure.
But over 80 years later, Donald Trump was caught denying that he knew who David Duke of Louisiana was after Duke, a former “Grand Wizard” of the Klan, threw his support behind the Trump campaign. The New Yorker said that John Heilemann of Bloomberg Television asked Trump in 2016 what he thought about the endorsement of David Duke, who called Trump “the best of the lot” of the Republican candidates for president. Trump denied even knowing who Duke was, let alone knowing him personally.
But back in 2000, Donald Trump said that running for president with the Reform Party was off the table because that party “now includes the Klansman, Mr. Duke.” To date, Donald Trump has not called out white supremacists or neo-Nazi supporters.
Donald Trump’s Father’s KKK Ties: Fred Trump Named In 1927 Klan Members’ Clash With Police https://t.co/QAfX3KMBl4— clinton crimbley (@CCrimbley) November 22, 2016
But one member of the Trump family has been willing to call out David Duke and his ilk, according to the Inquisitr. Eric Trump said that David Duke “deserved a bullet” during an appearance on a radio show, but he was then asked to lay low when the press picked up on that quote.
What do you think of the suggestion that Fred Trump was affiliated with the KKK?
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