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Donald Trump Rejects Endorsement from Former KKK Leader

PicMonkey Collage - Duke  TrumpRecently, Donald Trump got a vote of confidence from someone most presidential candidates would rather do without: a former KKK Grand Wizard.

Taking time out of his radio show rant about Jewish media domination, self-described racial-realist David Duke said last week that, with his policy proposals on immigration, Trump is “the best of the lot.”

“He’s saying what no other Republicans have said, few conservatives say. And he’s also gone to the point where he says it’s not just illegal immigration, it’s legal immigration,” Duke said. “I don’t care what his motivation is on this issue, at least it’s being discussed.”

Trump, on the other hand, told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann today that he wasn’t interested.

“I don’t need his endorsement, I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement, I don’t need anybody’s endorsement,” Trump said. When pressed to formally renounce the endorsement, Trump responded, “Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.”

From there, Trump was pressed on whether he was concerned about whether his anti-immigrantion rhetoric would attract problematic fans like white supremacists. Trump, confident as ever, replied “I hope there’s not,” but largely seemed unconcerned.

“A lot of people like me,” Trump said. “Republicans like me, liberals like me. Everybody likes me.”

You can watch Trump’s Bloomberg interview here (the relevant part starts at the 4:40 mark):

[h/t NBC]
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