If the KKK is endorsing your favorite presidential candidate, it’s probably time to rethink your politics.
Newspaper endorsements for Donald Trump have been rare this political season, but now the GOP nominee has the publication for one of America’s oldest terrorist groups firmly in his corner.
The Crusader brands itself as the “premier voice of the white resistance,” and is affiliated with the Klu Klux Klan.
“While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What made America great in the first place?'” the endorsement reads, as reported by the Washington Post. “The short answer to that is simple. America was great not because of what our forefathers did – but because of who our forefathers were. America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great.”
Naturally, the Trump campaign put out a statement rejecting the endorsement, saying, “Mr. Trump and the campaign denounces hate in any form. This publication is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign.”
But the enthusiastic support from racist and white nationalists is nothing new for trump. As NPR points out, former KKK leader David Duke has publicly backed the Republican nominee, and has even launched a bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, saying that Trump’s candidacy has generated new enthusiasm for his message.
You can see the paper’s full endorsement of Trump below: