“I am overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I have championed for years,” says Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke in a video announcement of his plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana today, the day after he came out in praise of Trump’s Republican nominee acceptance speech. Among other white-supremacist things the famous white-supremacist said are:
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and man who once said, “Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race,” David Duke, has weighed in on Donald Trump’s RNC speech. And what does the man who was once the highest ranking Klan member in the country think of the GOP nominee’s words? He “couldn’t have said it better” himself.
On CNN tonight, in the course of Super Tuesday analysis, activist and former White House advisor Van Jones took Donald Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord to task over the Republican frontrunner’s white supremacist sophistry.
Donald Trump, a man who denied knowledge of America’s most famous hate group and a leader he has publicly, voluntarily denounced in the past, definitely knows about the Ku Klux Klan. At least, he knows about the white supremacist group when he has to deny allegations that his father was involved in it.
What politician doesn’t jump at any chance he gets to call out the fallacy of white supremacists and the KKK? The same man who’s bolstered by their support, it seems.
Fourteen cadets at The Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina, have finally been disciplined after photos of them dressed up like the Ku Klux Klan surfaced on Facebook last month. Citadel president Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa insists, however, that the cadets were not trying to offend anyone with their outfits, pictured above.
Following an incident last week in which several cadets dressed up like the Ku Klux Klan, The Citadel military college is investigating claims that some cadets have been “harassed.” In a statement to The Post and Courier, The Citadel declined to provide any information about who was harassed and why, but it’s not hard to fill in the blanks there.
At least eight students at The Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina have been suspended after photos of them dressed in white hoods surfaced on Facebook Wednesday night. Though Citadel president Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa was quick to explain the incident as a group of students “singing Christmas carols as part of a ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ skit,” that excuse looks even flimsier when considered in the context of the school’s racist past.
According to the AP, a jury has recommended the death sentence for Frazier Glenn Miller, the white supremacist convicted of murdering three people at Jewish community centers last year. During closing arguments, Miller reportedly told the jury, “Frankly my dears, I don’t give a damn,” and gave a Nazi salute.