Trump Tweets a Clarification That Yes, He Disavows Ex-KKK Leader’s Endorsement

Donald Trump had to clarify on Twitter this afternoon that he disavows the endorsement of ex-KKK leader David Duke.

On CNN this morning, Jake Tapper repeatedly confronted Trump on whether he would disavow the Duke endorsement. Trump refused to give a straight answer, saying he hasn’t done enough research into the groups involved. (The group involved here is the KKK.)

Trump, understandably, got a lot of flak for that, including this tweet from Ted Cruz:

Trump responded to the backlash by posting video of him from his Friday press conference saying he disavows it:

(Though if you want to get technical about it, Trump did basically go, “I disavow, okay?” like he only condemned an ex-leader of the KKK just so the reporter would get off his back.)

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