David Duke Touts Donald Trump Win as Victory for White Supremacists

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.”

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.


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