On Sunday, Donald Trump refused to denounce white supremacists because he claimed that he didn’t know anything about them supporting him. But then after realizing the public wasn’t buying that nonsense, he had another excuse and this one was even more ridiculous.
On the Today Show, Monday morning, Donald Trump blamed a “lousy earpiece” for the reason he didn’t denounce the support of white supremacists like former Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke to CNN’s Jake Tapper over the weekend.
Trump: Well, first of all, he talked about David Duke and other groups. He talked about other groups.
Samantha Guthrie: But you said three times,’I don’t know who David Duke is.’
Trump: Well, I know who he is, but I never met David Duke…so let me tell you. I’m sitting in a house in Florida, with a very bad earpiece that they gave me and you could hardly hear what he was saying. But what I hear was various groups and I don’t mind disavowing anybody and I disavowed David Duke. And I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference, which is surprising because he was at the major news conference, CNN was at the major news conference, and they heard me very easily disavow David Duke. Now I go and I sit down again and I have a lousy earpiece that’s provided by them and, frankly, he talked about groups, he also talked about groups and I have no problem disavowing groups but I’d at least like to know who they are.
The earpiece wasn’t the problem because he answered the questions, he just refused to denounce the KKK and Duke. Jake Tapper actually said that he was specifically talking about Duke and the violent white supremacy group. The real reason he did not tell Tapper that he does not support the KKK’s efforts to have him elected is because he doesn’t have a problem with them. And why would he? He is exactly like them!
Trump’s entire campaign is built on hate, racism, xenophobia and bigotry. The only reason he is number one in the Republican primary is because he let the GOP base know that he is just like them and they are really, really racist. These vile hillbillies are in love with The Donald and finally feel like they have found their guy. Someone who stands up for the hate they believe in. Someone who is going to bring America back to a time when they were allowed to freely lynch “the blacks” and nobody bothered them when they decided to praise Jesus by burning crosses in people’s yards.
That’s why he won’t denounce these groups.
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