Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, who recently told his followers that voting against Donald Trump is “treason to your heritage,” said that he deserves credit for Trump’s surge in the polls.
In an interview with Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg on Wednesday, Duke was asked whether his support could hurt Trump’s chances to become the Republican Party’s nominee for president.
“Let me tell you, right after this came out, it was massive news for three days, he jumped 10 points in the polls,” Duke said of Trump. “I got 65 percent of the European-American vote in my state. … It didn’t hurt Donald Trump.”
The interview started with Duke blowing a gasket after Malzberg introduced him as an ex-KKK grand wizard.
“I was in the Klan 40 years ago,” Duke said. “I was also a member of the [Louisiana] House of Representatives.”
The two got into an epic debate … which of course makes for a fascinating watch.
Check out the interview in the video above.