Liar Trump pretended he didn't know ex-KKK leader David Duke but once cited Duke by name. David Duke has had fame as a KKK leader and supremacist for decades and Trump's own father was a KKK member. If Trump "doesn't know who David Duke is" that alone would disqualify him for the presidency.—Ronald David Jackson
Donald By Trump wouldn't disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke's support for his presidential bid in an interview Sunday, saying that he knows nothing about the white supremacist leader.
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"Just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke, OK?" Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
The corporate media went on and on about Barack Obama's birth certificate and his Kenyan father, but quickly moved on from Donald Trump's Ku Klux Klan father.
Fred Trump: The father of Donald Trump was apparently a
raging white supremacist back in the day.
Trump's Dad Was Arrested In 1927 Ku Klux Klan Brawl With Police
A newly surfaced report from a 1927 edition of the New York Times suggests Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's late father may have had a connection to the Ku Klux Klan.
A man named Fred Trump was among those arrested in a massive brawl between KKK members and police at a 1927 Memorial Day parade in New York City, according to a contemporaneous Times article surfaced Wednesday by the blog Boing Boing.
The Times article listed the arrestee's address as 175-24 Devonshire Road in Jamaica Estates, Queens. Past local news reports noted that the Republican presidential frontrunner's father (pictured above, third from the left) lived at that address. Donald Trump's German immigrant grandfather, who anglicized his own name to Fred Trump, died nine years before the incident occurred.
Trump was pressed three times on whether he'd distance himself from the Ku Klux Klan -- but never mentioned the group in his answers.
"I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists," he said. "So I don't know. I don't know -- did he endorse me, or what's going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists."
The Anti-Defamation League had called on Trump to repudiate the support of Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and other white supremacist groups.
Despite what he said Sunday, Trump apparently did know Duke in 2000 -- citing him, as well as Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani -- in a statement explaining why he had decided to end his brief flirtation with a Reform Party presidential campaign.