How about this: David Duke has given Donald Trump a chance to rectify a seriously fluffed response to something Duke said.
Duke is the former Ku Klux Klan grand dragon who’s been in Charlottesville, Va., to participate in a white nationalist protest against attempts to remove Confederate statues.
Duke called the protest in Charlottesville a sort of “victory,” saying that Trump’s election has given people such as the Klansman a voice in current policy discussions. “That’s why we voted for Donald Trump,” Duke said.
Let’s flash back for just a moment. Duke aligned himself during the 2016 presidential campaign with Donald Trump’s “law and order” rhetoric. The Republican candidate was asked to respond to comments from Duke. Trump said “I don’t know Duke” and said he didn’t even know anything about him, his history, let alone his affiliation with the KKK.
Astounding, yes? Sure it is.
Here’s chance for the president of the United States to offer a full-throated condemnation of all that this fire-breathing extremist stands for.
I just wonder, though, if the president has studied up on David Duke and knows any more about him now than what he said he knew during the campaign.
Or was he just lying?