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As the official start of the Unite the Right rally kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan leaderDavid Dukesaid the gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals pointed to a future fulfillment of PresidentDonald Trumpspromises.

This represents a turning point for the people of this country, said Duke in video uploaded to Twitter by Indianapolis Star photojournalist Mykal McEldowney. We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. Thats what we believed in, thats why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said hes going to take our country back. Thats what we gotta do.

In a tweet, Trump condemned hate and violence in response to clashes at the rally on Saturday, though he did not call out white supremacists in particular.

Duke responded to Trumps tweet by stating that Trump should remember that White Americans were the ones to put him in office.

Duke, a former KKK Grand Wizard, has long connected his message of white supremacy to ideas espoused by the president.

During the presidential campaign, Duke stated that he and Trump had similar messages,pointing to Trump proposing policies like a border wall or Muslim ban.

Donald Trump is talking implicitly. Im talking explicitly,Duke said last year, according to Time.

Duke supported Trumps campaign and publicly celebrated his lead on election night. Trump disavowed Duke and the KKK, but only after initially declining to do so, claiming he didnt know anything about him.

This weekends rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, called Unite the Right, was nominally billed as a protest against the removal of a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The rally drew out hundreds of demonstratorsbearing Nazi symbols and Confederate flags and chanting racist slogans. Violence has erupted between the far-right rally attendees and counter-protestors, leading Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to declare a state of emergency.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to far-right rally participants as far-left.

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Iowa Rep. Steve King stands by his remark that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

Iowa Rep. Steve King stands by his remark that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a history of controversial statements on immigration and race, is drawing condemnation for a Sunday tweet in support of a right-wing Dutch politician, in which King wrote, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

King’s tweet came in support of Geert Wilders, a Dutch parliamentarian who hopes to lead that country’s government in Wednesday’s elections. Wilders has called for banning the Quran in the Netherlands and shutting down mosques.

That has led to a series of statements and tweets slamming King. Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said, “I do not agree with Congressman King’s statement. We are a nation of immigrants, and diversity is the strength of any nation and any community.”

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol tweeted: “Is it worth making the obvious point that what American history has been about is ‘restoring’ ourselves with ‘somebody else’s babies?’ “

NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, sounded a similar note:

But King also has his supporters, including former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who tweeted “GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!! #TruthRISING.” Duke also suggested “sanity reigns supreme” in King’s congressional district.

Duke’s support seemed to spur the response from Kaufmann, the Iowa GOP chairman, which came under the heading: “David Duke isn’t welcome in Iowa.”

And King himself refused to back away from the tweet. On CNN Monday morning, King said, “I meant exactly what I said,” and that he’d “like to see an America that’s just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective.”

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Donald Trump’s history of talking about David Duke and white …

On Sunday, Donald Trump dodged repeated questions about the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, who endorsed him last week. Today, Trumps blaming an earpiece and insisting he still doesnt know much about the countrys most infamous white supremacist.

Amid a presidential bid marked by the candidates racially charged statements about blacks and Latinos not to mention Trumps promise to ban Muslims from entering the country his refusal to condemn Duke has sparked outrage and condemnation. And despite Trumps assertion that he doesnt know anything about white supremacists and Duke, hes been asked again and again aboutDuke and other white supremacists for months. Further, hes been talking about Duke for years.

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February 29, 2016, interview with TODAYs Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer:I had a lousy earpiece

Morning Joe , 2/29/16, 7:25 AM ET

While speaking on the TODAY Show, 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump discusses the controversy over David Dukes endorsement.

TRUMP: First of all, he talked about David Duke and other groups, he talked about other groups

GUTHRIE: But you said three times I dont know who David Duke is

TRUMP: No, no, well, I know who he is, but I never met David Duke, so when you talk about it, Ive never met David Duke.

GUTHRIE: But in 2000 you refused to run on the Reform Party platform because David Duke was a member of it.

TRUMP: I disavowed him a day before in a major press conference, and Im saying to myself, how many times do I have to continue to disavow people, and the question was asked about David Duke and various groups, and I dont know who the groups are he was unable to tell me that.

GUTHRIE: He said he was just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, and you said, Honestly, I dont know David Duke.

TRUMP: Well, let me tell you, Im sitting in a house in Florida with a very bad earpiece they gave me, and well, what I heard was various groups. And I dont mind disavowing anybody, and I disavowed David Duke, and I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference now I go and I sit down again, and I have a lousy earpiece that is provided by them, and frankly, he talked about groups, and I have no problem disavowing groups, but I have to know who they are. It would be very unfair to disavow a group if the group shouldnt be disavowed. But I disavowed David Duke I disavowed David Duke all weekend long, on Facebook and Twitter, and its not enough.

February 28, 2016, Twitter: I disavow

February 27, 2016, interview with CNNs Jake Tapper: I dont know anything about David Duke, OK?

TAPPER: I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be treason to your heritage.Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you dont want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?

TRUMP: Well, just so you understand, I dont know anything about David Duke. OK? I dont know anything about what youre even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I dont know. I dont know, did he endorse me or whats going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so youre asking me a question that Im supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.

TAPPER: Would you say unequivocally that you condemn them and you dont want their support?

TRUMP: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I dont know what group youre talking about.You wouldnt want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong.

TAPPER: The Ku Klux Klan?

TRUMP: But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know.

TAPPER: OK. I mean, Im just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but

TRUMP: I dont know any honestly, I dont know David Duke. I dont believe I have ever met him. Im pretty sure I didnt meet him. And I just dont know anything about him.

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February 26, 2016, press conference: I disavow

TRUMP: I didnt know he endorsed me, I disavow.

February 25, 2016, interview with NBC News in spin room after Republican debate: I disavow

TRUMP: I disavow it, but I didnt know that.

January 2016, Twitter: Retweets galore

Trump routinely retweets Twitter users with ties to white supremacists, most memorably tweeting a photoshopped mockery of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush posted by a user with the name WhiteGenocideTM.

A social media analytics firm surveyed 21 recent users whod received Trump retweets in January and found that nearly a third were well-known white supremacist Twitter accounts, while nearly two-thirds were users following at least three accounts who used a well-known white supremacist hashtag.

December 29, 2015, press gaggle in Iowa: Duke is wrong

REPORTER: David Duke says youre more extreme than him in many ways.

TRUMP: Well, Ill tell you what, Im somebody thats extremely inclusive. I want people to get along. We have a president thats dividing our country, terribly dividing our country, and Im going to bring people together, and youre going to see some wonderful things happening with our country.

REPORTER: So is David Duke wrong?

TRUMP: David Duke certainly would be wrong.

September 22, 2015, interview with the New York Times: His fathers alleged arrest at a KKK rally in Queens, New York

NYT: Have you seen this story about police arresting a Fred Trump who lived at that Devonshire address in 1927 after a Ku Klux Klan rally turned violent?

TRUMP: Totally false. We lived on Wareham. The Devonshire I know there is a road Devonshire, but I dont think my father ever lived on Devonshire.

NYT: The Census shows that he lived there with your mother there. But regardless, you never heard about that story?

TRUMP: It never happened. And by the way, I saw that it was one little website that said it. It never happened. And they said there were no charges, no nothing. Its unfair to mention it, to be honest, because there were no charges. They said there were charges against other people, but there were absolutely no charges, totally false.Somebody showed me that website it was a little website, and somebody did that. By the way, did you notice that there were no charges? Well, if there are no charges, that means it shouldnt be mentioned.

Because my father, there were no charges against him, I dont know about the other people involved. But there were zero charges against him. So assuming it was him I dont even think it was him, I never even heard about it. So its really not fair to mention. It never happened.

August 20, 2015, after a Latino man was beaten: Trump says supporters are passionate

Trump said the beating would be a shame, before adding, I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country, and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.

February 19, 2000, op-ed for The New York Times: Not company I wish to keep.

TRUMP: Although I am totally comfortable with the people in the New York Independence Party, I leave the Reform Party to David Duke, Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani. That is not company I wish to keep.

February 14, 2000, interview with NBC on a rumored presidential run with the Reform Party: A bigot, a racist, a problem

TRUMP: Well, youve got David Duke just joined a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party. Buchanans a disaster, as weve, you know, covered. Jesses a terrific guy who just left the party. And he, you know, its unfortunate, but he just left the party. Hes going to be doing his Independence Party from Minnesota. And hes a terrific guy and a terrific governor, and hes got a great future. And Ive always said, Matt, that I would run if I thought I could win, and in order to win

LAUER: Not only the nomination, but the presidency.

TRUMP: the whole thing. I dont want to get 20 percent of the vote, I think I could, and I know I could get the nomination. New York wants me. Texas wants me. Many of the states want me. And theyre, you know, theyre rather devastated because they dont like the alternatives. I always said, and I said to you if you can win the whole thing, you can only win the whole thing with a totally unified party.

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Donald Trump has made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today,” former KKK grand wizard David Duke said. | AP Photo

The white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard encouraged his listeners to volunteer for Trump.

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02/25/2016 11:59 AM EST

David Duke, a white nationalist and former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard, told his audience Wednesday that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump is really treason to your heritage.

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. BuzzFeed News first reported the comments.

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“Im not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I havent formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.

The former Louisiana representative told listeners to start volunteering for Trump.

And I am telling you that it is your job now to get active. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end thats getting fatter and fatter for many of you everyday on your chairs. When this shows over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trumps headquarters, volunteer, he said. Theyre screaming for volunteers. Go in there, youre gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mind-set that you have.

In December, Duke told POLITICO that Trumps candidacy allows Americans to be more open about their racial animus.

Hes made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today, because I think European Americans know they are the only group that cant defend their own essential interests and their point of view, Duke said. Hes meant a lot for the human rights of European Americans.

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David Duke is a white nationalist who unsuccessfully ran for Louisiana Senate. | AP Photo

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is calling Donald Trump’s electoral victory “one of the most exciting nights of my life.”

Duke, a white nationalist who unsuccessfully ran for Louisiana Senate, tweeted early Wednesday that his supporters played a major part in paving Trump’s road to the presidency.

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“Make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump!” he wrote.

Trump faced criticism early on in his candidacy for failing to denounce the KKK and disavow Duke, who had endorsed Trump for president. But more recently, the Trump campaign made several attempts to distance itself from the former KKK grand wizard, with Eric Trump saying earlier this month that Duke “deserves a bullet.”

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The Twitter account of a Jewish Republican candidate for the US Senate was discovered to have been hacked after it showed that she liked several posts by white supremacist leader David Duke.

Lena Epstein, who is running for the nomination in Michigan and was a co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign there in 2016, disavowed any support of or connection to Duke, the one-time Ku Klux Klan head.

As a Jewish woman with deep roots in the Jewish faith, a proud lineage of Jewish leaders, and relatives who were killed in the Holocaust because of blind hatred and prejudice, there is little that could be more offensive to me than the suggestion that I support, like, or condone David Duke, neo-Nazis, or any group that promotes hatred and prejudice, Epstein said in a statement issued Friday.

The tweets with her likes gained traction after the states Democratic Party chairman, Brandon Dillon, began sharing screenshots of them, the MLive news website reported.

Epstein shared a screenshot of a message from Twitter asking her to confirm her email address attached to her Twitter account, indicating that the account had been hacked. She also shared the link to a report by a private investigative agency which determined that an illegal intrusion of her Twitter account had occurred.

Epstein in a tweet called on Dillon to apologize for spreading the screenshots and to delete his tweets. Dillon responded in a tweet by calling on Epstein to apologizing (sic) for liking David Duke. He also called on the Michigan GOP to apologize for Epsteins Senate candidacy.

In a recent appearance on Fox News, Epstein praised Trump for his response to racism and violence and reiterated white supremacists and neo-Nazis are not representative of the Republican Party, according to MLive.

Her campaign website describes her as a millennial who has spent the last decade as a savvy automotive-industry businesswoman, community leader and nationally recognized conservative.

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(JTA) The Twitter account of a Jewish Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate was discovered to have been hacked after it showed that she liked several posts by white supremacist leader David Duke.

Lena Epstein, who is running for the nomination in Michigan and was a co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign there in 2016, disavowed any support of or connection to Duke, the one-time Ku Klux Klan head.

As a Jewish woman with deep roots in the Jewish faith, a proud lineage of Jewish leaders, and relatives who were killed in the Holocaust because of blind hatred and prejudice, there is little that could be more offensive to me than the suggestion that I support, like, or condone David Duke, neo-Nazis, or any group that promotes hatred and prejudice, Epstein said in a statement issued Friday.

The tweets with her likes gained traction after the states Democratic Party chairman, Brandon Dillon, began sharing screenshots of them, the MLive news website reported.

Epstein shared a screenshot of a message from Twitter asking her to confirm her email address attached to her Twitter account, indicating that the account had been hacked. She also shared the link to a report by a private investigative agency which determined that an illegal intrusion of her Twitter account had occurred.

Epstein in a tweet called on Dillon to apologize for spreading the screenshots and to delete his tweets. Dillon responded in a tweet by calling on Epstein to apologizing (sic) for liking David Duke. He also called on the Michigan GOP to apologize for Epsteins Senate candidacy.

In a recent appearance on Fox News, Epstein praised Trump for his response to racism and violence and reiterated white supremacists and neo-Nazis are not representative of the Republican Party, according to MLive.

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Charlottesville: David Duke still matters Who knew? – Asheboro Courier Tribune

By Larry Elder

Who knew David Duke mattered?

Cable news made the former wizard of the KKK quite visible in Charlottesville, at what planners billed as the largest gathering of the alt-right community. The Unite the Right rally encouraged the like-minded to go to and demonstrate in Charlottesville, Va. Counter-protesters, of course, showed up, and many violent clashes ensued.

When the dust settled, a woman had been killed and 19 injured when a suspect apparently intentionally drove his car into a crowd of people, although the matter remains under investigation. Two police officers died when their patrol helicopter crashed.

Duke got considerable airtime in Charlottesville. Never mind that the last time he was taken even remotely seriously was in 1991 when he ran for governor of Louisiana. Not a single Republican congressional lawmaker supported him. Mary Matalin, chief of staff of the Republican National Committee, said: He is not a Republican. We never considered him a Republican. There will be no involvement in his campaign whatsoever. He lost by a large margin. He sought office four more times, losing each race. He also served time for mail fraud and tax evasion.

President George Herbert Walker Bush issued this scathing dismissal: When someone asserts the Holocaust never took place, then I dont believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust. When someone has so recently endorsed Nazism, it is inconceivable that someone can reasonably aspire to a leadership role in a free society.

Were it not for cable news digging Duke up from time to time, hed probably be working road construction under an assumed name in Kalamazoo.

Can we agree to denounce all bigots whether a David Duke or Maxine Waters or the Rev. Al Sharpton? After all, Waters called President Donald Trumps cabinet members scumbags and said, Ive never seen anybody as disgusting or as disrespectful as he is. She recently even called Democrat Alan Dershowitz a racist.

As for Sharpton, he has a long list of racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic comments that in a rational world would long ago have consigned him to the ash bin of history. This is the man who, among many outrages over his career as a civil rights activist, falsely accused a white man of raping a black teenager and to this day has never apologized. He helped to incite three days of anti-Semitic rioting in Crown Heights, N.Y., a tragedy that one Columbia University professor called a modern-day pogrom. Yet this bigot who whipped up the Crown Heights atmosphere by bellowing, If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house, somehow visited the Obama White House, according to The Washington Post, 72 times during Obamas first six years.

But its Trump aide Steven Bannon whom Trump critics malign as an anti-Semite.

After the violence in Charlottesville, Trump issued a statement denouncing hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. But he got hammered for not calling out the white nationalist groups by name and for assigning blame to both sides. Critics accused Trump of making a moral equivalence equating white nationalists and Nazi sympathizers to those who oppose them. Normal people thought he meant both sides of the people fighting in the streets. But Trumps critics accused him of equating Nazis with anti-Nazis or something like that. So he issued another statement.

Trump said: Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

Critics then called it too little, too late, especially coming from the man they consider the bigot in chief. Had Trump called out the bad guys by name, critics wouldve blasted him for not giving out their Social Security numbers, too.

The bigot in the White House actually got a smaller share of the white vote than did Mitt Romney in 2012, while getting a larger percentage of the black, Hispanic and Asian votes than Romney did. Apparently blacks, Hispanics and Asians are too stupid to realize that they voted for a man who, right in front of them, reached out to people who hate them. Apparently, the white racists that Trump reached out to are too stupid to realize theyve attached themselves to a guy who is attracting the very people that white racists hate people of color.

Two related race themes, fervently believed by the left, drive this hatred for Trump. First, the left believes, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that whites anti-black racism remains a major problem even after America became the only predominantly white country in the world to elect a black person to lead it. Second, they believe that Trump won by catering to white racists. Neither is true. But the lefts desire to embrace these two narratives is, to them, much like climate change. Its settled science.

* Larry Elder is a best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host. Contact: www.LarryElder.com. Follow Larry on Twitter @larryelder.

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As the official start of the Unite the Right rally kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan leaderDavid Dukesaid the gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals pointed to a future fulfillment of PresidentDonald Trumpspromises. This represents a turning point for the people of this country, said Duke in video uploaded to Twitter by Indianapolis Star photojournalist Mykal McEldowney. We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. Thats what we believed in, thats why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said hes going to take our country back. Thats what we gotta do. In a tweet, Trump condemned hate and violence in response to clashes at the rally on Saturday, though he did not call out white supremacists in particular. Duke responded to Trumps tweet by stating that Trump should remember that White Americans were the ones to put him in office. Duke, a former KKK Grand Wizard, has long connected his message of white supremacy to ideas espoused by the president. During the presidential campaign, Duke stated that he and Trump had similar messages,pointing to Trump proposing policies like a border wall or Muslim ban. Donald Trump is talking implicitly. Im talking explicitly,Duke said last year, according to Time. Duke supported Trumps campaign and publicly celebrated his lead on election night. Trump disavowed Duke and the KKK, but only after initially declining to do so, claiming he didnt know anything about him. This weekends rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, called Unite the Right, was nominally billed as a protest against the removal of a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The rally drew out hundreds of demonstratorsbearing Nazi symbols and Confederate flags and chanting racist slogans. Violence has erupted between the far-right rally attendees and counter-protestors, leading Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to declare a state of emergency. Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to far-right rally participants as far-left. Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says White Supremacists Will ‘Fulfill’ Trump’s Promises

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Iowa Rep. Steve King stands by his remark that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption Iowa Rep. Steve King stands by his remark that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a history of controversial statements on immigration and race, is drawing condemnation for a Sunday tweet in support of a right-wing Dutch politician, in which King wrote, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King’s tweet came in support of Geert Wilders, a Dutch parliamentarian who hopes to lead that country’s government in Wednesday’s elections. Wilders has called for banning the Quran in the Netherlands and shutting down mosques. That has led to a series of statements and tweets slamming King. Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said, “I do not agree with Congressman King’s statement. We are a nation of immigrants, and diversity is the strength of any nation and any community.” Conservative commentator Bill Kristol tweeted: “Is it worth making the obvious point that what American history has been about is ‘restoring’ ourselves with ‘somebody else’s babies?’ ” NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, sounded a similar note: But King also has his supporters, including former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who tweeted “GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!! #TruthRISING.” Duke also suggested “sanity reigns supreme” in King’s congressional district. Duke’s support seemed to spur the response from Kaufmann, the Iowa GOP chairman, which came under the heading: “David Duke isn’t welcome in Iowa.” And King himself refused to back away from the tweet. On CNN Monday morning, King said, “I meant exactly what I said,” and that he’d “like to see an America that’s just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective.”

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On Sunday, Donald Trump dodged repeated questions about the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, who endorsed him last week. Today, Trumps blaming an earpiece and insisting he still doesnt know much about the countrys most infamous white supremacist. Amid a presidential bid marked by the candidates racially charged statements about blacks and Latinos not to mention Trumps promise to ban Muslims from entering the country his refusal to condemn Duke has sparked outrage and condemnation. And despite Trumps assertion that he doesnt know anything about white supremacists and Duke, hes been asked again and again aboutDuke and other white supremacists for months. Further, hes been talking about Duke for years. RELATED:Who is David Duke, the white supremacist who endorsed Donald Trump? Heres a look at everything hes said about the Klan, David Duke and those who find inspiration in messages of white supremacy. February 29, 2016, interview with TODAYs Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer:I had a lousy earpiece Morning Joe , 2/29/16, 7:25 AM ET While speaking on the TODAY Show, 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump discusses the controversy over David Dukes endorsement. TRUMP: First of all, he talked about David Duke and other groups, he talked about other groups GUTHRIE: But you said three times I dont know who David Duke is TRUMP: No, no, well, I know who he is, but I never met David Duke, so when you talk about it, Ive never met David Duke. GUTHRIE: But in 2000 you refused to run on the Reform Party platform because David Duke was a member of it. TRUMP: I disavowed him a day before in a major press conference, and Im saying to myself, how many times do I have to continue to disavow people, and the question was asked about David Duke and various groups, and I dont know who the groups are he was unable to tell me that. GUTHRIE: He said he was just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, and you said, Honestly, I dont know David Duke. TRUMP: Well, let me tell you, Im sitting in a house in Florida with a very bad earpiece they gave me, and well, what I heard was various groups. And I dont mind disavowing anybody, and I disavowed David Duke, and I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference now I go and I sit down again, and I have a lousy earpiece that is provided by them, and frankly, he talked about groups, and I have no problem disavowing groups, but I have to know who they are. It would be very unfair to disavow a group if the group shouldnt be disavowed. But I disavowed David Duke I disavowed David Duke all weekend long, on Facebook and Twitter, and its not enough. February 28, 2016, Twitter: I disavow February 27, 2016, interview with CNNs Jake Tapper: I dont know anything about David Duke, OK? TAPPER: I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be treason to your heritage.Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you dont want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election? TRUMP: Well, just so you understand, I dont know anything about David Duke. OK? I dont know anything about what youre even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I dont know. I dont know, did he endorse me or whats going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so youre asking me a question that Im supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about. TAPPER: Would you say unequivocally that you condemn them and you dont want their support? TRUMP: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I dont know what group youre talking about.You wouldnt want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong. TAPPER: The Ku Klux Klan? TRUMP: But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know. TAPPER: OK. I mean, Im just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but TRUMP: I dont know any honestly, I dont know David Duke. I dont believe I have ever met him. Im pretty sure I didnt meet him. And I just dont know anything about him. RELATED: Trump: I dont know anything about David Duke February 26, 2016, press conference: I disavow TRUMP: I didnt know he endorsed me, I disavow. February 25, 2016, interview with NBC News in spin room after Republican debate: I disavow TRUMP: I disavow it, but I didnt know that. January 2016, Twitter: Retweets galore Trump routinely retweets Twitter users with ties to white supremacists, most memorably tweeting a photoshopped mockery of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush posted by a user with the name WhiteGenocideTM. A social media analytics firm surveyed 21 recent users whod received Trump retweets in January and found that nearly a third were well-known white supremacist Twitter accounts, while nearly two-thirds were users following at least three accounts who used a well-known white supremacist hashtag. December 29, 2015, press gaggle in Iowa: Duke is wrong REPORTER: David Duke says youre more extreme than him in many ways. TRUMP: Well, Ill tell you what, Im somebody thats extremely inclusive. I want people to get along. We have a president thats dividing our country, terribly dividing our country, and Im going to bring people together, and youre going to see some wonderful things happening with our country. REPORTER: So is David Duke wrong? TRUMP: David Duke certainly would be wrong. September 22, 2015, interview with the New York Times: His fathers alleged arrest at a KKK rally in Queens, New York NYT: Have you seen this story about police arresting a Fred Trump who lived at that Devonshire address in 1927 after a Ku Klux Klan rally turned violent? TRUMP: Totally false. We lived on Wareham. The Devonshire I know there is a road Devonshire, but I dont think my father ever lived on Devonshire. NYT: The Census shows that he lived there with your mother there. But regardless, you never heard about that story? TRUMP: It never happened. And by the way, I saw that it was one little website that said it. It never happened. And they said there were no charges, no nothing. Its unfair to mention it, to be honest, because there were no charges. They said there were charges against other people, but there were absolutely no charges, totally false.Somebody showed me that website it was a little website, and somebody did that. By the way, did you notice that there were no charges? Well, if there are no charges, that means it shouldnt be mentioned. Because my father, there were no charges against him, I dont know about the other people involved. But there were zero charges against him. So assuming it was him I dont even think it was him, I never even heard about it. So its really not fair to mention. It never happened. August 20, 2015, after a Latino man was beaten: Trump says supporters are passionate Trump said the beating would be a shame, before adding, I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country, and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate. February 19, 2000, op-ed for The New York Times: Not company I wish to keep. TRUMP: Although I am totally comfortable with the people in the New York Independence Party, I leave the Reform Party to David Duke, Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani. That is not company I wish to keep. February 14, 2000, interview with NBC on a rumored presidential run with the Reform Party: A bigot, a racist, a problem TRUMP: Well, youve got David Duke just joined a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party. Buchanans a disaster, as weve, you know, covered. Jesses a terrific guy who just left the party. And he, you know, its unfortunate, but he just left the party. Hes going to be doing his Independence Party from Minnesota. And hes a terrific guy and a terrific governor, and hes got a great future. And Ive always said, Matt, that I would run if I thought I could win, and in order to win LAUER: Not only the nomination, but the presidency. TRUMP: the whole thing. I dont want to get 20 percent of the vote, I think I could, and I know I could get the nomination. New York wants me. Texas wants me. Many of the states want me. And theyre, you know, theyre rather devastated because they dont like the alternatives. I always said, and I said to you if you can win the whole thing, you can only win the whole thing with a totally unified party.

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Donald Trump has made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today,” former KKK grand wizard David Duke said. | AP Photo The white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard encouraged his listeners to volunteer for Trump. By ELIZA COLLINS 02/25/2016 11:59 AM EST David Duke, a white nationalist and former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard, told his audience Wednesday that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump is really treason to your heritage. 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. BuzzFeed News first reported the comments. Story Continued Below “Im not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I havent formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do. The former Louisiana representative told listeners to start volunteering for Trump. And I am telling you that it is your job now to get active. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end thats getting fatter and fatter for many of you everyday on your chairs. When this shows over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trumps headquarters, volunteer, he said. Theyre screaming for volunteers. Go in there, youre gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mind-set that you have. In December, Duke told POLITICO that Trumps candidacy allows Americans to be more open about their racial animus. Hes made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today, because I think European Americans know they are the only group that cant defend their own essential interests and their point of view, Duke said. Hes meant a lot for the human rights of European Americans. Missing out on the latest scoops? Sign up for POLITICO Playbook and get the latest news, every morning in your inbox.

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David Duke: Trump win a great victory for ‘our people’ – POLITICO

David Duke is a white nationalist who unsuccessfully ran for Louisiana Senate. | AP Photo Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is calling Donald Trump’s electoral victory “one of the most exciting nights of my life.” Duke, a white nationalist who unsuccessfully ran for Louisiana Senate, tweeted early Wednesday that his supporters played a major part in paving Trump’s road to the presidency. Story Continued Below “Make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump!” he wrote. Trump faced criticism early on in his candidacy for failing to denounce the KKK and disavow Duke, who had endorsed Trump for president. But more recently, the Trump campaign made several attempts to distance itself from the former KKK grand wizard, with Eric Trump saying earlier this month that Duke “deserves a bullet.” Missing out on the latest scoops? Sign up for POLITICO Playbook and get the latest news, every morning in your inbox.

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Hackers portray Jewish Republican Senate candidate as David Duke supporter – The Jerusalem Post

David Duke 224.88. (photo credit:AP) The Twitter account of a Jewish Republican candidate for the US Senate was discovered to have been hacked after it showed that she liked several posts by white supremacist leader David Duke. Lena Epstein, who is running for the nomination in Michigan and was a co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign there in 2016, disavowed any support of or connection to Duke, the one-time Ku Klux Klan head. As a Jewish woman with deep roots in the Jewish faith, a proud lineage of Jewish leaders, and relatives who were killed in the Holocaust because of blind hatred and prejudice, there is little that could be more offensive to me than the suggestion that I support, like, or condone David Duke, neo-Nazis, or any group that promotes hatred and prejudice, Epstein said in a statement issued Friday. The tweets with her likes gained traction after the states Democratic Party chairman, Brandon Dillon, began sharing screenshots of them, the MLive news website reported. Epstein shared a screenshot of a message from Twitter asking her to confirm her email address attached to her Twitter account, indicating that the account had been hacked. She also shared the link to a report by a private investigative agency which determined that an illegal intrusion of her Twitter account had occurred. Epstein in a tweet called on Dillon to apologize for spreading the screenshots and to delete his tweets. Dillon responded in a tweet by calling on Epstein to apologizing (sic) for liking David Duke. He also called on the Michigan GOP to apologize for Epsteins Senate candidacy. In a recent appearance on Fox News, Epstein praised Trump for his response to racism and violence and reiterated white supremacists and neo-Nazis are not representative of the Republican Party, according to MLive. Her campaign website describes her as a millennial who has spent the last decade as a savvy automotive-industry businesswoman, community leader and nationally recognized conservative. Share on facebook

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Hackers portray Jewish Republican Senate candidate as David … – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Lena Epstein on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube) (JTA) The Twitter account of a Jewish Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate was discovered to have been hacked after it showed that she liked several posts by white supremacist leader David Duke. Lena Epstein, who is running for the nomination in Michigan and was a co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign there in 2016, disavowed any support of or connection to Duke, the one-time Ku Klux Klan head. As a Jewish woman with deep roots in the Jewish faith, a proud lineage of Jewish leaders, and relatives who were killed in the Holocaust because of blind hatred and prejudice, there is little that could be more offensive to me than the suggestion that I support, like, or condone David Duke, neo-Nazis, or any group that promotes hatred and prejudice, Epstein said in a statement issued Friday. The tweets with her likes gained traction after the states Democratic Party chairman, Brandon Dillon, began sharing screenshots of them, the MLive news website reported. Epstein shared a screenshot of a message from Twitter asking her to confirm her email address attached to her Twitter account, indicating that the account had been hacked. She also shared the link to a report by a private investigative agency which determined that an illegal intrusion of her Twitter account had occurred. Epstein in a tweet called on Dillon to apologize for spreading the screenshots and to delete his tweets. Dillon responded in a tweet by calling on Epstein to apologizing (sic) for liking David Duke. He also called on the Michigan GOP to apologize for Epsteins Senate candidacy. In a recent appearance on Fox News, Epstein praised Trump for his response to racism and violence and reiterated white supremacists and neo-Nazis are not representative of the Republican Party, according to MLive. Her campaign website describes her as a millennial who has spent the last decade as a savvy automotive-industry businesswoman, community leader and nationally recognized conservative.

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Charlottesville: David Duke still matters Who knew? – Asheboro Courier Tribune

By Larry Elder Who knew David Duke mattered? Cable news made the former wizard of the KKK quite visible in Charlottesville, at what planners billed as the largest gathering of the alt-right community. The Unite the Right rally encouraged the like-minded to go to and demonstrate in Charlottesville, Va. Counter-protesters, of course, showed up, and many violent clashes ensued. When the dust settled, a woman had been killed and 19 injured when a suspect apparently intentionally drove his car into a crowd of people, although the matter remains under investigation. Two police officers died when their patrol helicopter crashed. Duke got considerable airtime in Charlottesville. Never mind that the last time he was taken even remotely seriously was in 1991 when he ran for governor of Louisiana. Not a single Republican congressional lawmaker supported him. Mary Matalin, chief of staff of the Republican National Committee, said: He is not a Republican. We never considered him a Republican. There will be no involvement in his campaign whatsoever. He lost by a large margin. He sought office four more times, losing each race. He also served time for mail fraud and tax evasion. President George Herbert Walker Bush issued this scathing dismissal: When someone asserts the Holocaust never took place, then I dont believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust. When someone has so recently endorsed Nazism, it is inconceivable that someone can reasonably aspire to a leadership role in a free society. Were it not for cable news digging Duke up from time to time, hed probably be working road construction under an assumed name in Kalamazoo. Can we agree to denounce all bigots whether a David Duke or Maxine Waters or the Rev. Al Sharpton? After all, Waters called President Donald Trumps cabinet members scumbags and said, Ive never seen anybody as disgusting or as disrespectful as he is. She recently even called Democrat Alan Dershowitz a racist. As for Sharpton, he has a long list of racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic comments that in a rational world would long ago have consigned him to the ash bin of history. This is the man who, among many outrages over his career as a civil rights activist, falsely accused a white man of raping a black teenager and to this day has never apologized. He helped to incite three days of anti-Semitic rioting in Crown Heights, N.Y., a tragedy that one Columbia University professor called a modern-day pogrom. Yet this bigot who whipped up the Crown Heights atmosphere by bellowing, If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house, somehow visited the Obama White House, according to The Washington Post, 72 times during Obamas first six years. But its Trump aide Steven Bannon whom Trump critics malign as an anti-Semite. After the violence in Charlottesville, Trump issued a statement denouncing hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. But he got hammered for not calling out the white nationalist groups by name and for assigning blame to both sides. Critics accused Trump of making a moral equivalence equating white nationalists and Nazi sympathizers to those who oppose them. Normal people thought he meant both sides of the people fighting in the streets. But Trumps critics accused him of equating Nazis with anti-Nazis or something like that. So he issued another statement. Trump said: Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. Critics then called it too little, too late, especially coming from the man they consider the bigot in chief. Had Trump called out the bad guys by name, critics wouldve blasted him for not giving out their Social Security numbers, too. The bigot in the White House actually got a smaller share of the white vote than did Mitt Romney in 2012, while getting a larger percentage of the black, Hispanic and Asian votes than Romney did. Apparently blacks, Hispanics and Asians are too stupid to realize that they voted for a man who, right in front of them, reached out to people who hate them. Apparently, the white racists that Trump reached out to are too stupid to realize theyve attached themselves to a guy who is attracting the very people that white racists hate people of color. Two related race themes, fervently believed by the left, drive this hatred for Trump. First, the left believes, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that whites anti-black racism remains a major problem even after America became the only predominantly white country in the world to elect a black person to lead it. Second, they believe that Trump won by catering to white racists. Neither is true. But the lefts desire to embrace these two narratives is, to them, much like climate change. Its settled science. * Larry Elder is a best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host. Contact: www.LarryElder.com. Follow Larry on Twitter @larryelder.

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