Monday 23 October 2017

Ku Klux Klan group plans rally to celebrate Donald Trump's election victory

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The Ku Klux Klan has announced plans to stage a "victory" parade in North Carolina celebrating Donald Trump's presidential win.

The Loyal White Knights, a KKK chapter based in rural village Pelham in North Carolina, announced that the parade will happen in December.

"Trump's race united my people," the announcement reads.

This is not the first time the KKK have pledged support for Trump. An official newspaper endorsed the president elect and praised him publically.

David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the hate group, called Mr Trump's election "one of the most exciting nights of my life" and said "our people" helped him win the election.

The Crusader newspaper, which calls itself "premier voice of the white resistance", pledged support to Trump just a week before the election.

The article read: "While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, 'What made America great in the first place? The short answer to that is simple. America was great not because of what our forefathers did — but because of who our forefathers were.

"America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great."

Mr Trump's campaign has rejected support from the KKK, and Eric Trump, Mr Trump's son, has said David Duke "deserves a bullet".

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