Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Donald Trump during a sermon earlier this month, saying the Republican frontrunner was the only one not being controlled by the Jews.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Farrakhan told parishioners of Chicago’s Mosque Maryam Sunday that Trump “is the only member who has stood in front of Jewish community, and said I don’t want your money.”
“Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me,” he continued. “And they cannot afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.’”
Farrakhan has a long history of anti-Semitic comments, saying that Jews were behind the 9/11 attacks and that God was the one who “put them in the oven.” His praise of Trump comes after the presidential candidate was endorsed by former Klansman David Duke, an endorsement he disavowed before demurring during a CNN interview Sunday.
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