The Donald has been in a bit of news involving white supremacists of late.
Of course, it is not Donald Trump’s fault that one such supremacist wanted to rename a North Dakota town after him. It is also fairly safe to assume that Trump didn’t ask notorious former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke for an endorsement, either, but nevertheless he got it.
According to BuzzFeed, during his radio program last week, Duke lauded Trump as “the best of the lot [of presidential candidates],” praising him for his outspoken ideas about immigration.
“I praise the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue. I’m beginning to get the idea that he’s a good salesman. That he’s an entrepreneur, and he has a good sense of what people want to hear, what they want to buy,” Duke said, adding that Trump “understands the real sentiment of America.”
“I think he realizes that his path to popularity toward power in the Republican Party is talking about the immigration issue. And he has really said some incredibly great things recently. So whatever his motivation, I don’t give a damn. I really like the fact that he’s speaking out on this greatest immediate threat to the American people,” the former Klansman said.
Duke also applauded Trump for the rather outspoken tirades that have become synonymous with the aspiring president.
“Trump, he’s really going all out. He’s saying what no other Republicans have said, few conservatives say. And he’s also gone to point where he says it’s not just illegal immigration, it’s legal immigration,” Duke said on the show.
The former grand wizard did pull back a bit, saying, “We can’t trust him to do what he says,” but as for the fact that he’s willing to say those things, well, “he’s certainly somebody that we should get behind in terms, ya know, raising the image of this thing.”
Read more at BuzzFeed.