The Daily Kos: Polls show that around 40% of Trump supporters
Courting the white supremacist vote has become an overt strategy for the leading GOP candidate for President. Last summer Donald Trump issued a perfunctory rebuttal to Duke's support, but the Manhatten bloviator has grown (supportively) quiet regarding increasing support from white supremacists.
The New York Daily News recently published a piece which includes a chronology of Trump support from Americans over racists.
Also that month, Andrew Anglin, the 30-year-old publisher of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer wrote “Heil Donald Trump — THE ULTIMATE SAVIOR,” in support of the Republican front-runner’s anti-Muslim plan.
Late this week, Trump spent eh better part of an interview with CNN';s Jake Tapper in which he strategically avoided three straight-up opportunities to disavow US racism and the enactors of white supremacy. You will notice int eh video below, Trump was well prepared from the eventual set of questions. Well prepared, but ill-advised. Trump stated his denial of David Duke by indicating he did not know Duke. Last fall Trump passed word through a henchman that he did not welcome Dukes endorsement. Trump knows of Duke as well as he knows of other purveyors of white supremacy.
David Duke, former Grand Dragon of the KKK, has publicly stated a vote against Trump is, in essence, a vote against the white race.
CNN's Jake Tapper and the gaming Trump!