As it turns out, David Duke isn’t a grand wizard, left the KKK and just said he likes Trump. Armed with that scant information, Jake Tapper took it to Trump.
Jake Tapper asked Donald Trump if he would reject the KKK and grand wizard David Duke during an interview but Trump said he didn’t know who he is or anything about his group. Some people on the right and left, talking heads and politicians alike, say it’s a terrible message to claim he didn’t know anything about Duke and the KKK. Others said it’s odd that he didn’t say anything negative about the KKK. It would seem to be an easy question.
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 don’t want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?
TRUMP: Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke. OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know.
I don’t know, did he endorse me or what’s going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.
TAPPER: But I guess the question from the Anti-Defamation League is, even if you don’t know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally you condemn them and you don’t want their support?
TRUMP: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about.
You wouldn’t 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, I’m just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but…
TRUMP: I don’t know any — honestly, I don’t know David Duke. I don’t believe I have ever met him. I’m pretty sure I didn’t meet him. And I just don’t know anything about him.
On Twitter, he disavowed him rather bluntly. He didn’t know he was even endorsed by him.
As I stated at the press conference on Friday regarding David Duke- I disavow. pic.twitter.com/OIXFKPUlz2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016
This morning during an interview on CNN he said he was having trouble hearing Jake Tapper because of “a very bad earpiece.”
Sounds like a lie!
Trump also got called out today for quoting Fascist Benito Mussolini. He said he knew who the quote came from but it’s a good quote.
The quote is: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
Gawker apparently tricked him into retweeting that account.
Trump still couldn’t look as bad as Mitch McConnell.