(Washington, DC — February 29, 2016) – As links between the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and presidential candidate Donald Trump (R-NY) multiply, The Donald’s detractors are having a field day.
So are pro-Klan Americans who don’t seem to mind that their chosen bigot is leading in multiple polls in multiple states leading up to tomorrow’s Super Tuesday elections.
On February 25, former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke (R-LA) told listeners of his hit radio show that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.” The former Louisiana state representative also told listeners that Trump has “meant a lot for the human rights of European Americans.”
In responding to Duke’s endorsement, Trump yesterday feigned ignorance, at once denying he knew either of David Duke or the KKK.
He also insisted that he would not condemn someone who he does not know anything about.
Trump dug his own grave even deeper by saying he didn’t “know anything about David Duke,” adding “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.”
Yet, on February 26, Trump disavowed Duke’s support. And Trump had some harsh words for Duke during the 2000 presidential race.
Trump has no one to blame but himself.
“Trump’s campaign platform has him running as an anti-Catholic, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-veteran, homophobic, hypocritical, misogynistic, narcissistic, pathologically lying, pro-Klan, racist, xenophobic bully,” said a political scientist, speaking on condition of anonymity. “And now he’s shocked that the likes of David Duke are throwing their support behind him? For someone who claims to be a genius, he’s showing he’s nothing more than an idiot. And a clueless idiot at that.”
Trump hasn’t helped his case in recent days, as he tweeted the supposedly thought-provoking quote “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.” Unfortunately for Trump, he should have thought twice: Benito Mussolini is the source of the quote.
Trump doesn’t care.
“I didn’t know who said it,” Trump claimed, “but what difference does it make if it was Mussolini or somebody else? It’s a very good quote.”
Not being able to get his story straight, he later contradicted himself by saying he knew it was a Mussolini quote.
“Look, Mussolini was Mussolini,” said Trump. “It’s okay to – it’s a very good quote, it’s a very interesting quote, and I know it. I saw it. I saw what – and I know who said it. But what difference does it make whether it’s Mussolini or somebody else? It’s certainly a very interesting quote.”
“In 1933, Fascism took hold in Europe,” said a historian, speaking on condition of anonymity. “People were hopeless, people were fearful, and psychopaths like Hitler and Mussolini came along to make their general populations feel better by slaughtering the undesirables and leading the world to a war that killed tens of millions.
“The similarities to what Trump is doing are staggering. And his quoting Mussolini doesn’t help his case in trying to not be like Europe’s worst 20th century dictators.”
Late today, Trump dug his grave even deeper in referring to the 65-foot wall he plans on building on the country’s border with Mexico.
“Mr. Trump doesn’t care what Mexican officials say,” said a Trump spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “In spite of some officials telling Mr. Trump to go [explicative] himself regarding Mexico’s paying for the wall, we are confident it will happen once Mr. Trump is elected.
“And he continues to insist that Mexican workers will contribute the lion’s share of constructing the wall. Work is good for those Mexicans who aren’t rapists and murderers. And, for those select few workers, all we can say is that the work will set them free!”