Monday, June 6, 2016

Donald Trump's KKK Connections Go Back to His Father

Remember his very ambiguous disavowal of David Duke. He feigned ignorance.

White supremacists? I don't know anything about any white supremacists. He also pretended not to know who the KKK is. Nobody doesn't know who the KKK is, least of all Donald Trump.

C'mon Donald. You learned about the KKK at your Daddy's knee.

"Racism reportedly runs in the family, when it comes to the Trump Klan."

"Trump’s late father, Fred Trump, was arrested following a Ku Klux Klan riot in Queens in 1927, according to a bombshell report that further suggests unusual ties between the 2016 front-runner and the notorious white supremacist group."

"Fred Trump Sr. was among seven men arrested following a May 30, 1927 brawl between members of the KKK and the New York Police Department, according to The Washington Post, which unearthed news articles from the June 1, 1927 edition of The New York Times."

"The purpose of the KKK march that day was to rally “Native-born Protestant Americans” who felt targeted by “Roman Catholic police of New York City,” according to a flier advertising the protest obtained by The Post."

"Liberty and Democracy have been trampled upon," the flier stated, “when native-born Protestant Americans dare to organize to protect one flag, the American flag; one school, the public school; and one language, the English language."

"Reports of the elder Trump’s involvement in the incident initially surfaced last August on tech blog Boing Boing."

"When asked to comment Sunday on the latest details surrounding the incident, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign sent a link to a story from September 2015 story in which the Republican mogul ardently rejected the report."

“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened," Trump said about his father in the September 2015 article. "This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It's a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place."

"The resurfacing of the report comes at an inopportune time for the bombastic billionaire, who last week received the endorsement of former KKK leader David Duke."

Yet Trump had professed to have never heard of the KKK on that Sunday show. He needed more research into them before he could say definitively.

In my last post, I argued not that Trump says racist things simply, but that Trump is objectively a racist.

This goes way back in the Trump family.

P.s. Morning Joe is very clear that he is not endorsing Trump and that his KKK comments disqualify him.

Scarborough then turned his fire to Republicans who have endorsed Trump and who feigned shock at the comments.

"They can't be morally outraged this week when they knew what he was doing last week. And by the way, I said it here on the TV box. And you can check it out on the TV box. I said, all the way back in December, I would never endorse Donald Trump so long as he supported banning 1.4 million people for entering the last best hope for a dying world, the United States of America, simply because of the god they worship. Simply because they were Muslim," Scarborough said.

"He continued, remarking that while he and Brzezinski had predicted that Trump would win the nomination and "pissed a lot of people off" in the process while making clear that he would "never support" someone who advocated such a ban."

"I also said, what he said about David Duke was disqualifying. Wrote it in The Washington Post. So these Republicans, this week, who were so shocked and stunned and deeply saddened and offended by this clear act of racism had all the evidence in the world before that he had done things that again stopped them from endorsing him," Scarborough said, before asking House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) how he could endorse Trump, a candidate supporting the temporary ban of Muslims.

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