Yet, only a few days ago Trump stated that he “disavowed” the Klu Klux Klan, in Detroit. It’s a dangerous game he’s playing, and that he feels the need to discuss the KKK so dismissively, as opposed to terrorism, is concerning. The doth protest too much over the last two weeks, disenchanting.
Placing Fred Trump in the area of arrest at the time. Records show Fred Trump in the Index.
David Duke, the former KKK Grand Wizard has admiringly displayed his support, and Trump has provided his platform. It isn’t until Trump met with recent criticism that he denounced the former KKK leader, and when he did, he stated “I totally disavow David Duke, I’ve been doing it for two weeks.” Previous, the question of support for the Klan and Duke was met with faulty-earpieces-unable-to-answer type scenarios.
Playing coy about denouncing the KKK doesn’t go in Trump’s favor, but what is truly worrying is the fringe voters and the disenchanted vote that is carrying him along to his ‘throne,’ with these actions. Seen as strong-minded against the media and his opponents, the disillusioned people looking for an answer to fix the Land of the Brave, perhaps sees Trump as one to deliver – the man is not a pushover.
Denouncing the Klan should be easy. It’s a no-brainer if you’re politically motivated in the 21stcentury – this isn’t about being politically correct, as National Review suggests. Be it Trump is a member, supporter or just plain stupid, as Jonah Goldberg so aptly put it, Trump’s only reason for not disavowing Duke and the KKK more quickly may be for the reason “Trump thinks many of his conservative supporters are.”
That in itself is a dangerous quality in a ‘leader.’
And for some light-hearted Russell Brand ‘Trumpsting,’ see below: