David Duke, a white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, told the audience of his radio show that failing to vote for xenophobic hatemonger Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.”
On Wednesday’s airing of the David Duke Radio Program, Duke tried to deter his listeners from voting for GOP rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage. I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.
Presumably he is speaking of the same racist and hate fueled heritage represented by the Confederate flag. Duke then told his listeners they needed to “get active” and sign up to volunteer for the billionaire bigot’s campaign.
And I am telling you that it is your job now to get active. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end that’s getting fatter and fatter for many of you every day on your chairs. When this show’s over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trump’s headquarters, volunteer. They’re screaming for volunteers. Go in there, you’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mindset that you have.
Thanks to Trump’s plans to build a massive wall along the Mexican border, combined with his calls to ban all Muslims and close mosques, he has become the favorite among white supremacists. He offers no apologies for appealing to hate groups and even proudly retweets the vile filth of white power groups without regret.
In December of last year, Duke praised Trump and explained his appeal, but conceded that his rhetoric was even more radical than his own, which he saw as both good and bad.
I think the appeal of Donald Trump is the fact that he’s giving voice to a lot of people, including, and I think he represents the rights of all people in this country, but he actually includes the values and the interests of the Eurpoean-American majority, and I think that’s the underlying appeal behind his popularity.
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. 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.
The idea that a former KKK grand wizard regards Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, as more radical than himself is absolutely terrifying. Even scarier is when you take into consideration the fact that Anne Frank’s own step sister has said that Trump “is acting like another Hitler. In a recent interview, renowned scholar Noam Chomsky attributed Trump’s popularity to the same kind of “fear” and “breakdown of society” that led to Hitler’s rise in the 1930s.
Listen to Duke’s remarks for yourself here:
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