Now, Trump can add another newspaper endorsement to the list, though this is one he will likely not celebrate.
The Ku Klux Klan’s official publication, The Crusader, which is published in Arkansas, expressed its support for Trump and for his call to “make America great again.” The KKK paper’s editors noted that America was great in the past “because of who our forefathers were. America was founded as a Christian Republic.”
The Trump campaign rejected the KKK newspaper endorsement. “Mr. Trump and the campaign denounces hate in any form,” the campaign said in a statement provided to the Forward. “This publication is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign.”
Trump and his team have insisted that the candidate has no connection to the Klan or to white supremacists and has renounced their support. But he has repeatedly retweeted posts from white supremacist sites and was slow to repudiate the support of ex-Klan leader David Duke.
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, is the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.