Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced today a bid for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, and he is thanking Donald Trump for inspiring his run.
Duke thanked Trump — who initially refused to renounce Duke’s endorsement but eventually reversed his stance amid immense criticism — for bringing his views into the “GOP mainstream.”
“I’m overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years,” he said. “My slogan is, ‘America First.’”
Duke also loved Trump’s convention speech: “Couldn’t have said it better!”
Great Trump Speech, America First! Stop Wars! Defeat the Corrupt elites! Protect our Borders!, Fair Trade! Couldn’t have said it better!
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) July 22, 2016