Donald Trump who has repeatedly claimed he’s not a fan of endorsements, will be unlikely overjoyed by a backer he got in the person of the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke.
Duke said during his radio show that he’s not formally endorsing Trump, but he gave him the equivalent of an endorsement when he said ‘supportive of his candidacy’ and told his listeners to vote for the billionaire.
‘Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,’ the white nationalist said, according to Buzzfeed.
When Trump boasted this week that he’ll ‘have many endorsements soon,’ it is not certain he was referring Duke, a one-term, ex-state representative from Louisiana and former KKK leader.
Duke who is a felon, once contested for president himself as a Democrat, in 1988. That same year he switched his party affiliation to Republican and went on to win a Louisiana House seat in a special election.
He ran for president again in 1992 as a Republican but gained almost no traction in the primaries.
From 1974-1980 he was a part of the KKK. Duke claims he left because he couldn’t persuade members not to do ‘stupid or violent’ things. Instead, he formed his own pride organization – the National Association for the Advancement of White People.
Source; DailyMail Online