Case in point: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who endorsed Trump for president a few months ago, praised the business mogul for his “amazing victory” in the Indiana primary during his radio talk show on Wednesday. The white nationalist called Trump’s success a triumph over wealthy “Jewish extremists” and “Jewish supremacists who control our country.”
Duke even went as far as to highlight the White House hopeful’s alignment with the interests of white nationalists — surprise, surprise.
“Even though Trump is not explicitly talking about European-Americans, he is implicitly talking about the interests of European-Americans,” said the former KKK leader, who has also been a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and ran in unsuccessful campaigns for Louisiana governor, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the presidency.
During the talk show, Duke also called out Republican elites (read: Republican Jews) for working against Trump just as they did with him when he ran for the governor of Louisiana in 1991.
“Jewish chutzpah knows no bounds,” he added, botching the pronunciation of the Yiddish word.
As if that was not scary enough, the white supremacist also urged listeners to “make sure that Trump understands that we expect him to follow through on these things and we expect him to be our white knight, our advocate and our person.”
“I think these Jewish extremists have made a terribly crazy miscalculation, because all they’re going to be doing by doing a Never Trump movement is exposing their alien, their anti-American, anti-American majority position,” he continued. “They’re going to push people more into an awareness that that the neo-cons are the problem, that these Jewish supremacists who control our country are the real problem, and the reason why America is not great.”
Ironically, Duke’s comments about Jews working to undermine Trump came as prominent Jewish Republican and former George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer caused a social media firestorm after sending out a pro-Trump tweet. Moreover, Republican Jewish Coalition chair David Flaum also issued a statement Wednesday to congratulate Trump.
There's a lot about Donald Trump that I don't like, but I'll vote for Trump over Hillary any day.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 4, 2016
Today the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement after Donald Trump’s win in Indiana. pic.twitter.com/QwVFNvj4hp— RJC (@RJC) May 4, 2016
Donald Trump prompted harsh criticism earlier this year after refusing to disavow Duke’s support during a live interview. He later blamed his reluctance on a faulty earpiece. Not to mention, the former grand wizard also took credit for Trump’s success in polls.
The presumptive Republican nominee also enjoys endorsement from the current Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard.