As Donald Trump barrels toward what now looks like an inevitable Republican nomination, it’s become even more important to highlight why a bigot and serial liar like him doesn’t deserve the chances he is receiving to lead the nation.
Talking about his incendiary rhetoric and usual league of supporters who drag, beat, punch and spit at Latino, black and Muslim protesters has, unfortunately, become a little repetitive. Things have come to a point where such violent behavior during the Republican presidential frontrunner’s rallies has become a routine thing.
So, it’s a good thing that David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, has just voiced his support for Trump.
There’s now a face, a perfect symbol to represent everything that’s wrong with the media mogul’s campaign, which is based on nothing but hate.
Duke, a notorious white nationalist, told his audience this week that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.”
Those are some heavy words, people would say. But that’s how strongly white supremacists like Duke feel about the loud-mouthed billionaire. They can easily relate to Trump’s divisive ideology – which is scary.
“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said on the David Duke Radio Program, before asking his listeners to volunteer for the boorish White House hopeful.
“And I am telling you that it is your job now to get active. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end that’s getting fatter and fatter for many of you every day on your chairs. When this show’s over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trump’s headquarters, volunteer,” he said. “They’re screaming for volunteers. Go in there, you’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mindset that you have.”
Sure, Trump rejected Duke’s unofficial endorsement. But then he didn’t.
“I would disavow it, but nothing in this country shocks me. People are angry. They’re angry at what’s going on. They’re angry at the border,” he responded, according to CNN.
Officially or not, Duke backs Trump. And that says a lot about what the GOP frontrunner stands for.