For­mer Ku Klux Klan leader con­grat­u­lates Trump

The Star (Kenya) - - Bigread / America Speaks -

ADAM BOULT, THE TELE­GRAPH / David Duke, a for­mer Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, has con­grat­u­lated Don­ald Trump, de­scrib­ing his vic­tory in the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion as “one of the most ex­cit­ing nights of my life.”

Duke, who un­suc­cess­fully ran for Louisiana Se­nate, told his Twit­ter fol­low­ers: “Make no mis­take about it, our peo­ple have played a HUGE role in elect­ing Trump!”

In another tweet he said: “Don­ald J. Trump now has the chance to be­come one of the great­est Amer­i­cans to have ever lived - we have the moral high ground, 100%!”

Duke, who founded the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1974, also de­scribed Wik­ileaks founder Ju­lian As­sange as a “hero”:

Duke had given his back­ing to Trump late last year, telling lis­ten­ers to his ra­dio show: “The Jewish knives are com­ing out on Don­ald Trump … How come it’s against Amer­i­can val­ues to want to pre­serve the her­itage of the coun­try? We’re over­whelm­ingly a Chris­tian coun­try and over­whelm­ingly a Euro­pean coun­try.”

Ku Klux Klan-sup­port­ing news­pa­per The Crusader, of­fered its sup­port to Trump ear­lier this month – prompt­ing the re­lease of a cam­paign state­ment say­ing: “Mr Trump and the cam­paign de­nounces hate in any form.

“This pub­li­ca­tion is re­pul­sive and their views do not rep­re­sent the tens of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans who are unit­ing be­hind our cam­paign.”

At the launch of his Se­nate cam­paign in July, Duke talked of the “mas­sive ra­cial dis­crim­i­na­tion go­ing on right now against Euro­pean Amer­i­cans,” and what he called a bi­ased me­dia work­ing against him. He called the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment a “ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion” and said he wanted equal rights for every­one”.

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