Donald Trump’s campaign said that he “denounces hate in any form” and rejected “repulsive” support for his candidacy offered by the Ku Klux Klan’s newspaper on Tuesday night.
The newspaper, The Crusader, refers to itself as “the premier voice of the white resistance” and aims to “Make America Great Again.”
“‘Make America Great Again!’ It is a slogan that has been repeatedly used by Donald Trump in his campaign for the presidency,” Thomas Robb, the paper’s editor wrote. “You can see it on the shirts, buttons, posters and ball caps. … But can it happen? Can America really be great again? This is what we will soon find out!”
“This publication is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement.
The paper also wrote: “While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What made America great in the first place?’ The short answer to that is simple: America was great not because of what our forefathers did — but because of who our forefathers were. America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great.”
The KKK just formally endorsed Trump, citing their shared values. Don't forget this when you choose what side of history you want to be on. pic.twitter.com/0aiXIcfeif
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) November 1, 2016