White Supremacists

David Duke Defends Trump in a Very David Duke Manner

Former Grand Wizard of the Klan David Duke is defending Donald Trump's attack on U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel in a manner that probably won't help Trump, at least not with an audience Trump needs to win.

As David Duke is wont to do, he defended Trump on his radio show by blaming "the Jews."

The way the mainstream media has gone after Trump, Duke opined, is "very illustrative of the Jewish tribal nature ... like a pack of wild dogs."

"When they go after someone they see as a threat to the Jewish agenda, as the neocons see Trump as a threat as a non-interventionist," and Trump's national security advisers are "almost all non-Jews," he continued.

While Duke says the media is united in a grand Jewish conspiracy against Trump, he does see a silver lining.

At the end of the clip, Duke remarked, “Wow, I think this whole Trump University case, really, if we exploit it, can really expose the entire Jewish manipulation of the American media, the American political process, control of politics in America and truly how they are the dominant and dangerous power that exists in the United States.”

He may not necessarily be wrong in the sense that he and his supremacist colleagues can exploit the case for their own purposes to recruit new followers and believers.

The belief among white supremacists that they can use Trump's candidacy to legitimize their views and expose a grand conspiracy is why Donald Trump will cause a great deal of harm to society even if he doesn't win in November.

Trump is the presidential nominee of the Republican party and his popularity among hate groups will swell their ranks. And they won't go away when Trump does. They will still be around after Trump returns to his golf courses and they will blame women, the media, Jews, Muslims and whoever else for his defeat.

The next question is how violent their backlash will be.

  • David Greenberg

    Shiksa is derogatory only if used by Jewish parents when their Jewish son wants to marry a non Jewish girl. Otherwise it’s just descriptive.
    The only time I ever think I might want to own a gun is when I hear people like Duke open their disgusting mouths. It would probably be more satisfying to punch him in the face than shoot him. Like all bullies he would cry like a baby.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      Story time:

      My mother is christian and my father is Jewish (I’m nominally Jewish, but I’m a terrible Jew who loves bacon cheeseburgers). My father’s father died from Parkinson’s.

      Before he died, the terrible disease turned his brain into sludge.

      But occasionally, just occasionally, a coherent thought could creep through.

      It was in such a state that I visited him one day. He believed himself to be much younger and mistook me for my father who, as a younger man, was engaged to my mother.

      First thing out of his mouth: “are you still dating that shiksa woman?!”

      Man, I almost had a seizure laughing so hard.

  • Georgie
  • Badgerite

    He’s with Him. And he #Feels the Bigotry.

  • muselet

    On the one hand, it’s not fair or reasonable to blame Donald Trump for the unhinged ravings of David Duke.

    On the other hand, Trump hasn’t exactly gone out of his way to refuse the support of bigots.

    Watching the short-fingered vulgarian try to distance himself from Duke’s specific comments while not offending his supporters who agree with Duke should be (briefly) amusing to watch, almost as amusing as David Duke taking his Yiddish out for a test drive (“shabbat goy shiksa Megyn Kelly”?).

    Seriously, though, I agree with you, Ashby. Donald Trump is doing harm to society simply by being a major-party nominee for President.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      I still have no idea what he was saying about Kelly, and I did try to look it up. It seems like he was calling her some kind of race traitor, as far as I can tell.

      • muselet

        Sort of.

        A shabbat goy is a gentile who does the work an observant Jew isn’t allowed to do on Saturday. A shiksa is a non-Jewish woman; whether or not it’s a disparaging term is debatable.

        Basically, Duke was trying to be insulting in a language he clearly knows next to nothing about. However, I’m sure all six of his followers thought his comment the very height of wit.

        –alopecia

        • JMAshby

          So he described someone who drives a car for the Amish. No one ever accused them of conspiracy.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Trump is deploying the Southern Strategy 2.0. Even since Obama was elected, the racists have been crawling out from under their various rocks for the first time in about thirty years. They’ve been searching for a leader and legitimacy every since. Littlefingers is giving them both.