David Duke gleefully trumpeted Donald Trump’s victory, claiming that white supremacists played a key role in helping him win the White House.
Despite losing his own race for Senate from Louisiana, the ex-Ku Klux Klan leader hailed Election Night as a “huge win.”
This is one of the most exciting nights of my life -> make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump! #MAGApic.twitter.com/HvJyiJYuVa— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) November 9, 2016
Duke tirelessly backed Trump even after the Republican renounced his support.
Duke and others on the so-called ‘alt-right’ promulgated memes that included anti-Semitic tropes.