After blaming a faulty earpiece on his KKK blunder, Donald Trump got testy with the mainstream media for asking him over and over again why he didn’t immediately disavow the KKK.
He was so annoyed, in fact, he asked “Today” show hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on Monday, “How many times do I have to continue to disavow people?”
But, as it turns out, Trump’s idea of disavowing hateful white supremacist groups includes giving them full credentials to his rallies and, just to make sure they got the message loud and clear, he also threw in an exclusive interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr.
“I attended a Donald Trump rally in Memphis on Saturday night as a fully credentialed member of the media and enjoyed the unique experience of being able to air a live broadcast of The Political Cesspool Radio Program from inside the press pen while the event was in full swing,” white supremacist radio show host James Edwards wrote in his blog on Tuesday. “Next Saturday’s show will feature a previously taped 20-minute interview with Donald Trump, Jr.”
A Trump spokesperson told TheWrap via email that, “The campaign provided media credentials to everyone that requested access to the event on Saturday in Memphis. There were close to 200 reporters in attendance and we do not personally vet each individual. The campaign had no knowledge of his personal views and strongly condemns them. Donald Trump Jr. was not in attendance and although he served as a surrogate for his father on several radio programs over the past week, to his knowledge and that of the campaign, did not participate in an interview with this individual.”
In his post, Edwards describes his Trump experience in detail, including how “fortunate” he was “to be able to bypass the crowd and long line by parking in a VIP area designated for members of the press.”
“The Political Cesspool” is not shy about its agenda, calling itself “unapologetically pro-White.” And if you think Edwards is just another hateful redneck, think again. He’s a bona-fide author with catchy titled books like, “Racism, Schmacism,” available on his site for the bargain price of $29.99 plus shipping and handling.