Trump Won't Condemn KKK: refused to condemn endorsements from prominent white supremacist

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    Feb 28, 2016 6:02 PM GMT
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    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/28/468455028/trump-wont-condemn-kkk-says-he-knows-nothing-about-white-supremacists
    On the Sunday morning talk shows, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump refused to condemn endorsements from a prominent white supremacist and former KKK leader, and said he retweeted a Mussolini quote because "it's a very good quote."

    The extended conversation about white supremacists came on CNN's State of the Union, where Jake Tapper asked if Trump would distance himself from an endorsement by David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Duke has told his radio audience that voting against Trump would be "treason to your heritage."

    Trump refused to condemn that endorsement or say he didn't want the support of white supremacists...

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  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 29, 2016 12:34 AM GMT
    Why would Trump condemn white supremacists? Ugly, hateful racism is the core of his message.
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    Feb 29, 2016 2:01 AM GMT
    here it is on vid. look at this. denying even knowing who David Duke is, denying knowing what white supremacy is about. That from a guy who wants to be president?

  • Wendigo9

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    Feb 29, 2016 6:32 PM GMT
    Lmao, looks like he's getting what he want's, and finding his own words hard to swallow too. Tried quoting an itallian turned nazi, and now his racist words finally caught up to him. . . with a pointed hat.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 29, 2016 7:06 PM GMT
    He's playing to his base, no different than Ted Cruz who is backed by people who literally want to execute all gays.
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    Feb 29, 2016 7:50 PM GMT
    why would he condemn anyone who votes for him seriously? whatever the reason is, if some KKK wants to vote for him because he is against illegal immigration, well good for him
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    Feb 29, 2016 9:29 PM GMT
    regressive left, no wait, your brain is not big enough for that, throwing names with no reason, if you want to call me nazi or kkk ( weren't you the one who called kkk christian? make up your mind, what it is ) you better have some claims to back it up, you are christian, so you are kkk more than I will ever be, idiot
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    Mar 01, 2016 12:21 AM GMT
    Everyone in the Republican party is crucifying Trump for this, and everyone should, indeed. But there's a bit of hypocrisy here. Let's not forget that some Republicans continue to believe that Obama is (i) a Muslim, and (ii) illegitimate.
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    Mar 01, 2016 12:31 AM GMT
    Trumps' inconsistent answers to questions indicate an underlying psychological problem or perhaps early dementia as in the case of LA Clippers former owner Donald Sterling.

    The concern is the same for Hillary as evidenced by her faulty memory and confusion as confirmed by the person closest to her, Huma Abedin:

    The Abedin email material contains a January 26, 2013, email exchange with Clinton aide Monica Hanley regarding Clinton’s schedule in which Abedin says Clinton is “often confused:”

    Abedin: Have you been going over her calls with her? So she knows singh is at 8? [India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh]
    Hanley: She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call. Will go over with her
    Abedin: Very imp to do that. She’s often confused.
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    Mar 01, 2016 12:38 AM GMT
    Being the GOP front-runner, this is more telling of his supporters than him. To be such a blatant racist and still be the front-runner means that racism is alive and well in the good ole US of A.
  • wild_sky360

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    Mar 01, 2016 1:38 AM GMT
    I suspect that Donald Trump knows very well who David Duke is and wants his supporters if not his actual support. That's because this election eve PC takedown attempt has him questioning his political saavy. There is no right answer for him on this. They all look bad.

    Why let pundits determine what you think when you can take a very slight detour and go right to the source. I'm not advocating anyone here and his past will always be his past, but after you stop hyperventilating take a look at what the man says today.

    About half way down the page you'll find this:

    Here is a succinct statement of my beliefs. And the essence of the following positions can be found in my written and spoken words.

    http://davidduke.com/dr-david-duke-really-believe/
  • metta

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    Mar 01, 2016 1:43 AM GMT
    This may play to his base, but unless he corrects himself, he would lose the general election.
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    Mar 01, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBeing the GOP front-runner, this is more telling of his supporters than him. To be such a blatant racist and still be the front-runner means that racism is alive and well in the good ole US of A RJ.


    fixed

    What Typical Republican Behavior that GOPRJer haven't once denounced T. racism?

    Some claim he's changing their party. But I think he's just revealing them from within. He's telling them that it's time, that there's enough of them throughout their party, that it's safe now for them disrobe, to take off their hoodies, to let their HATE breathe in the sunshine.



    And the RJGOPers couldn't be more pleased.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-racist-examples_us_56d47177e4b03260bf777e83
    Here Are 9 Examples Of Donald Trump Being Racist


    http://thegrio.com/2015/05/12/fbi-white-supremacists-law-enforcement/
    FBI’s warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 01, 2016 2:46 AM GMT
    Trump claims to have no knowledge of the Ku Klux Klan or what they stand for? Any schoolchild in America knows exactly what the KKK is.
    Trump exposed in another shameful lie in his ongoing campaign to galvanize America's racists and white supremacists.
    Trump has really shot himself in the face with this one. The Dems will have a field day replaying this video endlessly in commercials during the general election.
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    Mar 01, 2016 2:47 AM GMT
    I am pleased to hear somany Republicans condemn the KKK and white supremacy. That hasn't always been the case. Democrats have their fringe too (which is quietly antigay) but that seems to have gotten much, much better too.
  • musclmed

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    Mar 01, 2016 2:57 AM GMT
    How long did it take Obama to denounce the rev Wright? Bill Ayers? Quite a long time. Actually he never really denounced Bill Ayers, but he stayed in the Rev Wright's church for decades.

    Trump denounced him and the kkk during his prior false start run for the reform party.

    This is a media generated story. He cant control who endorses him.

    I know you guys are nervous.
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 01, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
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  • musclmed

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    Mar 01, 2016 3:02 AM GMT
    Not a fan perse of Trump, but he grew up in my Neighborhood in Queens and I will tell you he is more multicultural than Hillary or Bill. In fact, many years ago. Way before any political aspirations he revitalized Jamaica Hospital with a multi million dollar wing. Jamaica hospital is a NYC hospital that services mostly poor minorities.

    In fact Bill Clinton's mentor J Fulbright was a racist and segregationist. Clinton was his Protege'.

    This comes down to how well liberal democrats can bend the truth and ignore racists in there own party who were actual clansmen.

    Robert Byrd was a grand wizard and also Senate Majority leader. Not a word from the Democratic party because he was "forgiven". However for anyone but Democrats the mere endorsement of a clansmen brings guild by association.
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    Mar 02, 2016 12:43 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidWhy would Trump condemn white supremacists? Ugly, hateful racism is the core of his message.


    He would lose points if he condemned Duke.



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    Mar 02, 2016 1:48 AM GMT
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    How typically full of shit you are.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd
    He said he had joined the Klan because he felt it offered excitement and was anti-communist.

    In 1997, Byrd told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics but also warned, "Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don't get that albatross around your neck. Once you've made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena."[22] In his last autobiography, Byrd explained that he was a KKK member because he "was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision — a jejune and immature outlook — seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions."[23] Byrd also said, in 2005, "I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened."

  • musclmed

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    Mar 02, 2016 3:24 AM GMT
    Byrd was a Klansmen, and no one really made a noise about it in the Democratic Party.

    It is not even closely equivalent to a Klansmen endorsing Trump.

    Trump disavowed the endorsement.

    Obama however spent time in a racist church for decades and claimed he didn't really pay attention.

    This sort of hypocrisy and forensic debate like tactics really only resonates with media elites. People know the roots of the KKK and they are in the democratic party of old.

    It was self serving that Byrd said he was sorry as if he walked into the wrong "club" room in high school. He was a Grand Wizard. And totally self serving to apologize years later after he was basically caught later.

    He sought to block the civil rights act of 1964, so he was not any sweatheart to civil rights. And its not surprising Bill Clinton liked him, Bill Clinton's mentor Sen Fullbright another racist Democrat joined the 2 month filibuster of the civil rights act. It was only after republicans were brought in a bipartisan cloture the act was passed in both houses.

    So dont try to whitewash the racist in chief Byrd as some contrite multicultural convert.


    This David Duke bit didn't stick, think of something else real quick.

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    Mar 02, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    True let's not forget the past.

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    In 1877, a national Democratic Party compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the government's withdrawing the last of the federal troops from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state. These Southern, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, officially segregating black people from the white population.


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    desertmuscl saidTrue let's not forget the past.

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    In 1877, a national Democratic Party compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the government's withdrawing the last of the federal troops from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state. These Southern, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, officially segregating black people from the white population.


    Besides that you have just plagiarized again your entire post (do you even have the ability to think a thing out for yourself?), you are either completely full of shit or a complete idiot to mischaracterize the Parties today as they were 100 years ago.

    Of course the Southern Democrats of the 1800s, early 1900s were scum. Guess what they are today: Republicans.

    http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/stories/3613/republicans-democrats-switch-platform
    So when did the switch happen, and why?

    According to Dr. Eric Rauchway , an American History professor at UC Davis, the switch happened somewhere between 1872 and 1936.


    And to whomever (I must have clicked you off for some reason as I don't see the comment now but saw it earlier before logging on) made that stupid as fuck comment about Byrd being in the Klan means hypocrisy, um, no. There's just this one tiny difference.

    He not only lived the rest of his life fixing what he had wronged but he repeatedly apologized, without hesitation, for his past behavior. I don't know that we'd ever have supported a presidency by him but as senator he worked tirelessly for civil rights.

    He didn't deny a thing. He owned it and did what he could to fix what he'd done.

    Your manipulative piece of shit presidential candidate denied even knowing what the Klan is. It is not hypocrisy to call that out.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 03, 2016 4:07 AM GMT
    I bet the vast majority of american republicans were confronted with "who is david duke" in a question, they would not know who he was, and further would probably answer along the lines of
    A: a cousin in HAZZARD county
    B: something to do with football.
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    Mar 03, 2016 4:14 AM GMT
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    desertmuscl saidTrue let's not forget the past.

    55a313f58a74ed32e57a04310e081116.jpg

    In 1877, a national Democratic Party compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the government's withdrawing the last of the federal troops from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state. These Southern, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, officially segregating black people from the white population.


    Besides that you have just plagiarized again your entire post (do you even have the ability to think a thing out for yourself?), you are either completely full of shit or a complete idiot to mischaracterize the Parties today as they were 100 years ago.

    Of course the Southern Democrats of the 1800s, early 1900s were scum. Guess what they are today: Republicans.

    http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/stories/3613/republicans-democrats-switch-platform
    So when did the switch happen, and why?

    According to Dr. Eric Rauchway , an American History professor at UC Davis, the switch happened somewhere between 1872 and 1936.



    He didn't deny a thing. He owned it and did what he could to fix what he'd done.

    Your manipulative piece of shit presidential candidate denied even knowing what the Klan is. It is not hypocrisy to call that out.


    So whe have two situations.

    Sen Byrd was a Klansmen.

    and Trump, disavowed a Klansman who endorsed him. A kin to a "like" on facebook, which Trump has no control over.
    Trump didnt run on the reform party years ago because of right supremacy support.