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David Duke Approves of Donald Trump Hiring Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon

David Duke says that Donald’s Trump new campaign chief Stephen Bannon will help give white supremacists a significant foothold in the Republican Party.

Bannon, who was named Trump’s campaign boss last Wednesday, is the chairman of Breitbart Media, a news website that energetically supports the current Republican candidate.

Duke, the former Ku Klux Klansman who is running for senate from Louisiana, spoke with Don Advo, a radio host and contributor to the neo-Nazi blog Daily Stormer.

“We appear to have taken over the Republican Party,” Advo said, during the radio interview, using an anti-Semitic slur.

Duke trumpeted the importance of Bannon’s appointment — but said racists and anti-Semites still have plenty of work to consolidate power in the GOP.

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“Well, rank and file, but a lot of those boll weevils are still in those cotton balls, and the Republican Party may be a European-American populated party, but like a ball of cotton, you can have boll weevils in there that are going to rot it out from the inside,” Duke replied.

According to Breitbart News’ former editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro, the website took a significant alt-right shift after Bannon took charge.

“Andrew Breitbart despised racism. Truly despised it.” Shapiro wrote. “With Bannon embracing Trump, all that changed. Now Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website, with [Breitbart’s technology editor] Yiannopoulos pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.”

While Trump has gotten cozy with alt-righters, he has continued to struggle with African-American voters. According to the Washington Post, he clocks in with a paltry 2% in polls.

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