Former head of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke has long seen in Donald Trump a champion of his own anti-Semitic white nationalist agenda.
And during the 45th president’s inauguration today, Duke celebrated what he perceived as Trump declaring “war” on a perceived Jewish agenda.
Duke, who commented on the speech on Twitter, used the anti-Semitic shorthand known as “echoes,” ((())), to signal perceived Jewish influence.
Hail Prez Trump! America First! Save USA borders not foreign. Make nations (((Israel)))? pay own defense! NO to (((Neocon))) warmongers!— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) January 20, 2017
Surrounded by Jewish establishment Trump declares war on their entire agenda - Open Borders, interventionism, globalism, big $ pol bribery!— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) January 20, 2017
The former Imperial Wizard also noted that Trump used the “W-word,” seemingly a reference to a line in Trump’s speech in which he said that whether “black or brown or white” Americans all salute the same flag.
Trump Dares to Use the “W” word. Pols will name Blacks, Browns, Jews, but not dare include white people. Trump Speech includes the W WORD!— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) January 20, 2017
Duke has long been a Trump supporter, despite Trump disavowing him in strong terms in March.
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