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Lindsey Graham: The party of Lincoln will not become the party of David Duke – Washington Times

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his words are dividing Americans, not healing them in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race.

Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.

Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. [Heather] Heyer, Mr. Graham said, alluding to the 32-year-old who died after a man drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters. I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency.

Mr. Trump has said that there is a lot of blame to go around following the violent clashes in Charlottesville, drawing blowback from Republicans and Democrats.

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David Duke Praises Trump For Remarks Defending Pro-Confederate Protesters – TPM

Former top Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his latest remarks regarding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, which was organized ostensibly as a protest of the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Duke, in his praise of Trump, re-posted a video of the President wondering aloud if the removal of monuments to Confederate figures would end up with the removal of monuments dedicated to early American slaveholders, including Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

The video also included Trump saying not everyone at the rally on the side of white supremacists was a neo-Nazi or a white nationalist.

You had people and Im not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned, totally but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? Trump said in the video re-posted by Duke. And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had trouble-makers, and you see them come with the black outfits, and with the helmets, and with the baseball bats, Trumpadded. You had a lot of bad people in the other group, too.

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If David Duke traced his DNA, would he find a surprise? – Orlando Sentinel

In the South during the Jim Crow era, the one-drop rule, codified into law, asserted that if a person had just one drop of African-American blood, they were considered black. I wonder what wed learn if we gave former KKK leader David Duke and the white nationalists who caused havoc in Charlottesville last Saturday a DNA test to determine their racial makeup?

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard professor, discovered in Finding Your Roots, his PBS series on race in America, that there are no purebred humans. Gates himself discovered through a DNA test that he is descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave.

Duke and his neo-Nazi followers are responsible for the deaths of three people and for injuring 19 others as surely as if they had driven that car into the crowd themselves or crashed the Virginia state police helicopter dispatched to control the protestors, which claimed the lives of two officers.

The white supremacists marching in Charlottesville said they want to take America back. Take it back from whom and for what purpose? The left and the right occasionally convey a similar message. What is it about America that makes some people want to seize it from other people? Among other things, the demonstrators were upset that streets and statues memorializing men who led the South during the Civil War are being removed and replaced by those honoring men and women untainted by the stain of slavery.

The place to make their case is before elected representatives, or peacefully in the public square. They might ask how far those who want to abolish history wish to go. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Are their accomplishments enough to overcome their flawed belief that African-Americans were inherently inferior to whites and, therefore, tailor-made for subjugation? Should the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial be destroyed or renamed? Should the images of Jefferson or Washington be removed from our currency?

Washington, our first president, led the Revolutionary War and is considered the founder of the nation. Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and penned words in the Declaration of Independence that Frederick Douglass in the 19th century and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 20th century would refer to in an effort to hold America to Jeffersons statement that rights come from our Creator, not government.

President Trump said Saturday that he condemned the egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. Many sides? This was not a case of moral equivalency, but of moral clarity. On Sunday, smarting from criticism that he hadnt explicitly condemned white nationalists, a White House spokesperson released a statement denouncing the violence and naming white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. Trump finally bowed to growing pressure on Monday and uttered the words himself.

The Washington Post editorial board, with which I am not usually in agreement, was correct when it said Mr. Trump should have gone further. It suggested he might have said the following: Under whatever labels and using whatever code words heritage, tradition, nationalism, the idea that whites or any other ethnic, national or racial group is superior to another is not acceptable.

During last years presidential campaign, David Duke endorsed Donald Trump. It took Trump a while to reject that endorsement. Duke claimed in Charlottesville that whites elected Trump. Sufficient numbers of white voters also elected Barack Obama twice so whats his point?

The president should say no electoral victory is worth receiving votes from people who hate their fellow countrymen. He should also say that while he cannot prevent anyone from voting for whomever they wish, he will reject any endorsements coming from hate groups.

Not much can bring us together these days, but this kind of hatred should unite all Americans who have a spark of decency in their hearts.

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David Duke: Charlottesville Rally Fulfills The Promises …

During a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Dukesaid the event is in line with President Trumps promises.

This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back, Duke said. 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.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler organized the Saturday rally to protest Charlottesvilles decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in response.

Duke never shied away from his support for Trump since the Republican primary in 2016, in whichTrump also came under fire for not initially disavowing the former KKK leaders endorsement.

Previously, Duke served one term as a Louisiana state representative. Dukes most recent foray into politics involved a failed run for the Louisiana Senate.

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Trump’s defense of the ‘very fine people’ at Charlottesville white nationalist march has David Duke gushing – CNN

The President’s abrupt and belligerent about-face Tuesday, in which he lashed out at the media for mischaracterizing white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, drew the swift condemnation of a number of lawmakers, including Republicans, and shocked the people who witnessed them.

“Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa,” was the full tweet from an account that is not verified by Twitter but appears to represent Duke and features videos apparently posted by and of him.

Trump used language familiar to the “alt-right” and white supremacists when he bemoaned “changing culture” that would results from the tearing down of statues honoring confederate generals like Robert E. Lee, who Trump equated with founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were slave owners.

Trump was also asked Tuesday specifically about Duke, who took part in the Charlottesville march.

“I didn’t know David Duke was there,” Trump said, before arguing he was slow to react to the racists at the march because he wanted to get all the facts.

Trump drew criticism for refusing to condemn Duke during a contentious interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper in February 2016.

He later argued a faulty earpiece had made him not understand the question. Watch that exchange here:

Correction: This story misquoted Trump. He said some of the people marching along the white nationalists were “very fine,” not “good.”

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Eboni Williams to Trump: ‘David Duke Certainly Knows Who You Are’ – Fox News Insider

‘Unlike You, I Like to Know the Facts First’: Trump Scuffles With Reporters Over Charlottesville

‘Is It George Washington Next Week?’: Trump Blasts Monument Removals as ‘Changing History’

Eboni Williams opened the “Fox News Specialists” on Tuesday by blasting President Trump’s responses to questions about the Charlottesville violence.

She said that Trump had not heeded her advice to him yesterday, when she said that he was likely not a racist, but that he appears to be OK with having the support of those factions.

Williams said at the time that Trump must make a second statement on the matter and fully condemn the white nationalist part of his base.

Tuesday, she said that Trump was “playing dumb” on having the support of David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, and his following.

She noted that Duke took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank Trump for his “honesty and courage” to call out left-wing “terrorists” during the Q&A.

“How long does that narrative even remain something we can entertain?” Williams asked.

Katherine Timpf called the press conference “one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen” and “disgusting.”

Williams reiterated her stance, saying that she had asked Trump to call out Duke and the racist factions by name.

“Well, sir, David Duke certainly knows who you are and what you stand for,” Trump said.

‘F*** Law’: Lincoln Memorial Vandalized in Wake of Charlottesville Unrest

‘I Want the Wall Built’: Alabamian Diners Sound Off on Senate Election Day

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David Duke Supports BDS and Roger Waters, Too – Algemeiner

Former KKK leader David Duke narrates a YouTube video titled Jews admit organizing White Genocide. Photo: Screenshot.

Leftists are rightly up in arms over David Dukes appearance at the neo-Nazi, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

But they are strangely silent when he shows his support forBDSand Roger Waters.

If you are going to denounce Jew-hatred, you dont get to pick and choose. And if you do, it shows that you are using antisemitism to make a political point.

But we already knew that with the silence that most progressives have toward officially-sanctioned antisemitism by Arab governments, by Palestinians, byUNRWAand by some on the Left.

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David Duke Back On Team Trump – The Interrobang

After Donald Trump said Some very fine people participated in Charlottesville white supremacist rally, Duke tweeted Thank you, President Trump, for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists.

Get a room, you two.

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White nationalist David Duke thanks Trump – Raw Story

White supremacist and nationalist David Duke thanked President Donald Trump Tuesday for his comments about counter-protestors at last weekends Charlottesville, Virginia, deadly rally, saying Trump had the courage to tell the truth about leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa. Duke, who was previously a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and was an elected member of the

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Lindsey Graham: The party of Lincoln will not become the party of David Duke – Washington Times

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his words are dividing Americans, not healing them in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race. Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world. Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. [Heather] Heyer, Mr. Graham said, alluding to the 32-year-old who died after a man drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters. I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency. Mr. Trump has said that there is a lot of blame to go around following the violent clashes in Charlottesville, drawing blowback from Republicans and Democrats.

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David Duke Praises Trump For Remarks Defending Pro-Confederate Protesters – TPM

Former top Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his latest remarks regarding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, which was organized ostensibly as a protest of the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Duke, in his praise of Trump, re-posted a video of the President wondering aloud if the removal of monuments to Confederate figures would end up with the removal of monuments dedicated to early American slaveholders, including Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The video also included Trump saying not everyone at the rally on the side of white supremacists was a neo-Nazi or a white nationalist. You had people and Im not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned, totally but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? Trump said in the video re-posted by Duke. And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had trouble-makers, and you see them come with the black outfits, and with the helmets, and with the baseball bats, Trumpadded. You had a lot of bad people in the other group, too.

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If David Duke traced his DNA, would he find a surprise? – Orlando Sentinel

In the South during the Jim Crow era, the one-drop rule, codified into law, asserted that if a person had just one drop of African-American blood, they were considered black. I wonder what wed learn if we gave former KKK leader David Duke and the white nationalists who caused havoc in Charlottesville last Saturday a DNA test to determine their racial makeup? Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard professor, discovered in Finding Your Roots, his PBS series on race in America, that there are no purebred humans. Gates himself discovered through a DNA test that he is descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave. Duke and his neo-Nazi followers are responsible for the deaths of three people and for injuring 19 others as surely as if they had driven that car into the crowd themselves or crashed the Virginia state police helicopter dispatched to control the protestors, which claimed the lives of two officers. The white supremacists marching in Charlottesville said they want to take America back. Take it back from whom and for what purpose? The left and the right occasionally convey a similar message. What is it about America that makes some people want to seize it from other people? Among other things, the demonstrators were upset that streets and statues memorializing men who led the South during the Civil War are being removed and replaced by those honoring men and women untainted by the stain of slavery. The place to make their case is before elected representatives, or peacefully in the public square. They might ask how far those who want to abolish history wish to go. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Are their accomplishments enough to overcome their flawed belief that African-Americans were inherently inferior to whites and, therefore, tailor-made for subjugation? Should the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial be destroyed or renamed? Should the images of Jefferson or Washington be removed from our currency? Washington, our first president, led the Revolutionary War and is considered the founder of the nation. Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and penned words in the Declaration of Independence that Frederick Douglass in the 19th century and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 20th century would refer to in an effort to hold America to Jeffersons statement that rights come from our Creator, not government. President Trump said Saturday that he condemned the egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. Many sides? This was not a case of moral equivalency, but of moral clarity. On Sunday, smarting from criticism that he hadnt explicitly condemned white nationalists, a White House spokesperson released a statement denouncing the violence and naming white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. Trump finally bowed to growing pressure on Monday and uttered the words himself. The Washington Post editorial board, with which I am not usually in agreement, was correct when it said Mr. Trump should have gone further. It suggested he might have said the following: Under whatever labels and using whatever code words heritage, tradition, nationalism, the idea that whites or any other ethnic, national or racial group is superior to another is not acceptable. During last years presidential campaign, David Duke endorsed Donald Trump. It took Trump a while to reject that endorsement. Duke claimed in Charlottesville that whites elected Trump. Sufficient numbers of white voters also elected Barack Obama twice so whats his point? The president should say no electoral victory is worth receiving votes from people who hate their fellow countrymen. He should also say that while he cannot prevent anyone from voting for whomever they wish, he will reject any endorsements coming from hate groups. Not much can bring us together these days, but this kind of hatred should unite all Americans who have a spark of decency in their hearts.

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David Duke: Charlottesville Rally Fulfills The Promises …

During a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Dukesaid the event is in line with President Trumps promises. This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back, Duke said. 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. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler organized the Saturday rally to protest Charlottesvilles decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in response. Duke never shied away from his support for Trump since the Republican primary in 2016, in whichTrump also came under fire for not initially disavowing the former KKK leaders endorsement. Previously, Duke served one term as a Louisiana state representative. Dukes most recent foray into politics involved a failed run for the Louisiana Senate.

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Trump’s defense of the ‘very fine people’ at Charlottesville white nationalist march has David Duke gushing – CNN

The President’s abrupt and belligerent about-face Tuesday, in which he lashed out at the media for mischaracterizing white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, drew the swift condemnation of a number of lawmakers, including Republicans, and shocked the people who witnessed them. “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa,” was the full tweet from an account that is not verified by Twitter but appears to represent Duke and features videos apparently posted by and of him. Trump used language familiar to the “alt-right” and white supremacists when he bemoaned “changing culture” that would results from the tearing down of statues honoring confederate generals like Robert E. Lee, who Trump equated with founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were slave owners. Trump was also asked Tuesday specifically about Duke, who took part in the Charlottesville march. “I didn’t know David Duke was there,” Trump said, before arguing he was slow to react to the racists at the march because he wanted to get all the facts. Trump drew criticism for refusing to condemn Duke during a contentious interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper in February 2016. He later argued a faulty earpiece had made him not understand the question. Watch that exchange here: Correction: This story misquoted Trump. He said some of the people marching along the white nationalists were “very fine,” not “good.”

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Eboni Williams to Trump: ‘David Duke Certainly Knows Who You Are’ – Fox News Insider

‘Unlike You, I Like to Know the Facts First’: Trump Scuffles With Reporters Over Charlottesville ‘Is It George Washington Next Week?’: Trump Blasts Monument Removals as ‘Changing History’ Eboni Williams opened the “Fox News Specialists” on Tuesday by blasting President Trump’s responses to questions about the Charlottesville violence. She said that Trump had not heeded her advice to him yesterday, when she said that he was likely not a racist, but that he appears to be OK with having the support of those factions. Williams said at the time that Trump must make a second statement on the matter and fully condemn the white nationalist part of his base. Tuesday, she said that Trump was “playing dumb” on having the support of David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, and his following. She noted that Duke took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank Trump for his “honesty and courage” to call out left-wing “terrorists” during the Q&A. “How long does that narrative even remain something we can entertain?” Williams asked. Katherine Timpf called the press conference “one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen” and “disgusting.” Williams reiterated her stance, saying that she had asked Trump to call out Duke and the racist factions by name. “Well, sir, David Duke certainly knows who you are and what you stand for,” Trump said. ‘F*** Law’: Lincoln Memorial Vandalized in Wake of Charlottesville Unrest ‘I Want the Wall Built’: Alabamian Diners Sound Off on Senate Election Day

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David Duke Supports BDS and Roger Waters, Too – Algemeiner

Former KKK leader David Duke narrates a YouTube video titled Jews admit organizing White Genocide. Photo: Screenshot. Leftists are rightly up in arms over David Dukes appearance at the neo-Nazi, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. But they are strangely silent when he shows his support forBDSand Roger Waters. If you are going to denounce Jew-hatred, you dont get to pick and choose. And if you do, it shows that you are using antisemitism to make a political point. But we already knew that with the silence that most progressives have toward officially-sanctioned antisemitism by Arab governments, by Palestinians, byUNRWAand by some on the Left. August 15, 2017 4:53 pm I was inspired by this tweet:

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David Duke Back On Team Trump – The Interrobang

After Donald Trump said Some very fine people participated in Charlottesville white supremacist rally, Duke tweeted Thank you, President Trump, for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists. Get a room, you two. Read more at thr.com . .

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White nationalist David Duke thanks Trump – Raw Story

White supremacist and nationalist David Duke thanked President Donald Trump Tuesday for his comments about counter-protestors at last weekends Charlottesville, Virginia, deadly rally, saying Trump had the courage to tell the truth about leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa. Duke, who was previously a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and was an elected member of the

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