Trump Remarks Aid White Supremacists

In 1927, Donald Trump’s father was arrested after a Ku Klux Klan riot in New York

When he was asked on CNN’s State of the Union whether he would condemn the praise of former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke last year, Donald Trump declined to disavow Duke’s comments. “I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay,” Trump said.

Rachel Maddow looks at the history of Ku Klux Klan in American politics and its quest for power and points out that it was no accident that Donald Trump helped give racists legitimacy with his remarks about the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Various articles claim Trump’s father, Fred Trump was arrested at Ku Klux Klan riot in New York in 1927

 

 

Trump fails on moral leadership with embrace of hate groups

Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about how far afield Donald Trump is from the American president’s function as a role model of responsible, moral leadership.

 


Trump gives emboldening ‘green light’ to white supremacists

Congresswoman Karen Bass, part of the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump’s coddling of racist extremists emboldens white supremacist actions in the future.

 

Trump remarks on racist rally force moral reckoning for GOP

Steve Schmidt, veteran Republican adviser and strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump’s comments about the racist rally in Virginia disgrace a generation of Americans who fought Nazis and force Republicans to speak out against their own leader.

 

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