Donald Trump has a new fan – David Duke.
The former KKK Grand Wizard urged his listeners to vote and volunteer for the GOP frontrunner on his radio program yesterday.
While the former Louisiana GOP gubernatorial candidate said he wasn’t endorsing Trump, Duke said, “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.”
Duke added, “Voting against Donald Trump at this point is treason to your heritage.”
That sure sounds like an endorsement to me.
I would be shocked if Wolf Blitzer doesn’t bring this up in the debate and if he doesn’t then one of his opponents must.
If Trump disavows Duke unequivocally then he’s OK (unless he calls Duke a great guy a few days later). But if Trump dodges the question or hesitates then there’s an opening. The question is which Republican rival will take it.
But given that Trump has gotten away with accusing former President Bush of lying about WMDs and blaming him for 9/11, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility Trump could get away with having Duke’s support in the GOP primaries. So let’s assume Teflon Don survives the praise of David Duke and wins the Republican nomination. You can bet Hillary Clinton will be broadcasting David Duke’s voice to every African-American, Latino and other minority voter in the country from now until election day.