It’s on everybody’s lips. Is Donald Trump a Klansman? It’s probable that his father Fred Trump was a member of a New York KKK chapter, in his younger years – something that is still currently debated.
Yet, only a few days ago Trump stated that he “disavowed” the Ku Klux Klan, in Detroit. It’s a dangerous game he’s playing, and that he feels the need to discuss the KKK so dismissively, as opposed to terrorism, is concerning. The doth protest too much over the last two weeks, disenchanting.
Trump’s many policy reforms and introductions include building a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border, and placing a blanket ban on Muslims travelling to the United States, until he can “figure out what’s going on.” Further to that, albeit he doesn’t determine Donald Trump Junior’s actions, his son was being boasted about on a pro-white radio station after landing an interview with him.
David Duke, the former KKK Grand Wizard has admiringly displayed his support, and Trump has provided his platform. It isn’t until Trump met with recent criticism that he denounced the former KKK leader, and when he did, he stated “I totally disavow David Duke, I’ve been doing it for two weeks.” Previous, the question of support for the Klan and Duke was met with faulty-earpieces-unable-to-answer type scenarios.
That he didn’t use the KKK as an opportunity to land points against domestic thuggery, is questionable. The truth is, the white supremacist groups are supporting Trump, not Clinton and Sanders.
Playing coy about denouncing the KKK doesn’t go in Trump’s favor, but what is truly worrying is the fringe voters and the disenchanted vote that is carrying him along to his ‘throne,’ with these actions. Seen as strong-minded against the media and his opponents, the disillusioned people looking for an answer to fix the Land of the Brave, perhaps sees Trump as one to deliver – the man is not a pushover.
That he didn’t use the KKK as an opportunity to land points against domestic thuggery, is questionable.
Denouncing the Klan should be easy. It’s a no-brainer if you’re politically motivated in the 21st century – this isn’t about being politically correct, as National Review suggests. Be it Trump is a member, supporter or just plain stupid, as Jonah Goldberg so aptly put it, Trump’s only reason for not disavowing Duke and the KKK more quickly may be for the reason “Trump thinks many of his conservative supporters are.”
That in itself is a dangerous quality in a ‘leader.’
And for some light-hearted Russell Brand ‘Trumpsting,’ see below: