Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke said that Republican presidential Donald Trump’s rhetoric might be a little too radical, even for him.
According to BuzzFeed, Duke posted an interview on his YouTube channel where he praised Trump for giving people like him the courage to speak out.
“As far as what I see, according to the candidates that are out there now, Republicans and Democrats, I think he’s head and shoulders right now above the rest,” Duke said. “I don’t agree with everything he says, he speaks a little more — actually he speaks a little more, a lot more radically than I talk. And I think that’s a positive and negative.”
Duke, who the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as the most recognizable figure of the American radical right, has supported Trump in the past but still refrains from officially endorsing the candidate.
“It’s positive in the fact that there’s less political correctness and people are getting the courage to speak out. At the same time, I’m concerned that I don’t agree with all of his policies. I certainly don’t support the idea of America supporting the nation of Israel, which has committed terrorism against the United States of America, with the Lavon affair and the attack on the Liberty and the incredible treachery and the damage that was done by Israel with its spy Jonathan Pollard, who basically caused the death of hundreds of our operatives. I think, and I see this Jewish extremist — this basically Zionist, minority having enormous influence.”
White supremacists, like Duke, were generally elated with Trump’s proposed policy’s towards Mexican immigrants and Syrian/Muslim refugees.
Jared Taylor, who is another leading voice in the white nationalist movement and avid Trump supporter, recently posted that “If Mr. Trump loses, this could be the last chance whites have to vote for a president who could actually do something useful for them and for their country.”
According to BuzzFeed, Rocky J. Suhayda who is the chair of the American Nazi Party, similarly praised Trump’s immigration policy and attitude.
Watch Duke’s interview in the video below:
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