Former KKK leader previously supported voting for controversial GOP candidate
People keep comparing Donald Trump to Hitler and that is a good thing, according to white supremacist David Duke.
Duke talked about Trump again during his radio show on Tuesday, saying that comparisons between the GOP presidential candidate and the notorious Nazi leader are “rehabilitating” Hitler’s image.
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The truth is, by the way, they might be rehabilitating that fellow with the mustache back there in Germany, because I saw a commercial against Donald Trump, a really vicious commercial, comparing what Donald Trump said about preserving America and making America great again to Hitler in Germany preserving Germany and making Germany great again and free again and not beholden to these Communists on one side, politically who were trying to destroy their land and their freedom, and the Jewish capitalists on the other, who were ripping off the nation through the banking system.
Duke, a former leader of the KKK and one-time state representative in Louisiana, threw his support behind Trump in the 2016 election, calling a vote against Trump “treason.”
“I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I haven’t formally endorsed him,” he said in February. “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.”
Duke previously voiced support for Trump last August. While Duke admitted Trump’s proposals could be a political ploy to get the nomination, he agreed with the real estate mogul’s policies aimed at mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, calling him “the best of the lot” among the then-crowded GOP primary field.
Duke ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives.