Eric Trump believes that former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who has been a constant thorn in Donald Trump’s side for quite some time, deserves “a bullet.”
The white supremacist has repeatedly voiced his support for the Republican presidential nominee and is now actively trying to hitch his campaign for the U.S. Senate to that of Trump — despite the fact that the media mogul disavowed Duke after initially refusing to do so (remember the faulty mic excuse?)
Now that Election Day is just around the corner and the xenophobic billionaire is in a desperate need of minority votes, the last thing Trump campaign wants is any association with Duke or the KKK. Meanwhile, Duke, a Louisiana senate candidate, is still trying to build success off Trump’s xenophobia and racism.
In fact, during a recent senate debate at historically black Dillard University in New Orleans, the ex-KKK head even compared himself to the former reality TV star.
It's simple - AMERICA FIRST! pic.twitter.com/sfEPmpvCno— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) November 3, 2016
“Ross, it's disgusting and by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I'd get killed for it but I think I'll say it anyway,” the GOP candidate’s son told Ross Kaminsky, the host of 630 KHOW Denver radio, after he suggested Duke deserves a bullet to the head.
“The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren't good people,” Eric continued. “These are horrible people. In fact, I commend my father. My father's the first Republican who's gone out and said, ‘Listen, what's happened to the African-American community is horrible and I'm going to take care of it.’”
The Twitterati had a lot to say about this:
Eric Trump saying David Duke 'deserves a bullet' is ironic, especially since his father is every bit as racist, vile and hateful. #inners— Bill Madden (@activist360) November 4, 2016
If the Trumps want to kill one of their inconvenient supporters, imagine what they would do to their opponents? https://t.co/9kjrI5o7Is— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 3, 2016
CONWAY: "We need to disavow David Duke in the strongest terms possible."— Matthew Reichbach (@fbihop) November 3, 2016
ERIC TRUMP: "On it." https://t.co/mW6LEvzwok
How can I prove I'm so not racist, I'm like the anti-racist. I mean, would a racist say David Duke should be assassinated? - Eric Trump.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 3, 2016
Now that Trumps finally get who to denounce, they botch how to denounce.— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 3, 2016
Eric Trump: David Duke 'deserves a bullet' https://t.co/d0TykPIqaW
Eric Trump said that David Duke, a candidate for a federal office, should be shot. Is this legal?— #ItsOver (@ThatElJefe) November 4, 2016
#EricTrump says David Duke deserves a bullet. While Duke says he will be Trumps most loyal supporter. Wow Donny, the KKK is devoted to you— Darlene Thatcher (@Dar_Thatcher) November 4, 2016
Recently, the KKK's official newspaper also endorsed Donald Trump. However, Trump campaign was quick to denounce the support.