Former KKK Chief Says Trump Should Be President
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
On his radio program Wednesday, David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, came out strongly in favor of a Donald Trump presidency.
“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke told his presumably-white audience. “I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.”
Emphasizing his support, Duke told his listeners to take an active role in Trump’s campaign. “I am telling you that it is your job now to get active,” he said. “Get off your duff. Get off your rear end that’s getting fatter and fatter for many of you everyday on your chairs. When this show’s over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trump’s headquarters, volunteer. They’re screaming for volunteers. Go in there, you’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mind-set that you have.”
Trump, wisely, has ignored Duke’s support, but that isn’t enough for some. The Anti-Defamation League came out with a statement that said Trump should directly address the comments. “It is time for him to come out firmly against these bigoted views and the people that espouse them,” they said.
Unless there is a larger percentage of unabashed white nationalists out there than we know, support like this is not going to help Trump win the nomination. He’s already besieged daily by a mainstream press that identified him as a racist on the first day of his campaign. Despite there being exactly zero evidence to support that contention, the label has stuck to Trump like glue. Of course, we’re talking about the same press that thinks Black Lives Matter is a legitimate movement, so what else would you expect?
While it’s probably not necessary for Trump to come out and forcefully reject David Duke or any other neo-Nazi that supports him, it wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world. Trump’s campaign has nothing to do with preserving European heritage or whatever it is that Duke espouses. It is about restoring the rule of law and putting an end to the drug trafficking and violent crime that results from a weak southern border. And the fact that he’s winning with Hispanic voters in a race against two Cuban-Americans should prove that not everyone is falling for the “racism” charge.
But Duke is right about one thing: our heritage is most definitely at stake. Not our Euro heritage or our white heritage, though. Our American heritage.