Welcome back to #TrumpWatch, where Tablet presents the daily low-lights of Donald Trump’s attempt to use the dark forces of bigotry to become President of the United States. Today, let’s turn our attention to David Duke, an anti-Semite and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who in 2005 was awarded an honorary degree from a “university of hate” in Ukraine. Duke, as his website makes clear, prefers to go by Dr. David Duke, and he’s all “for human freedom and diversity.”
Just not Jewish diversity.
Duke is a supporter of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, who has received and, by virtue of re-Tweeting, aligned himself with the support of the white supremacists/neo-Nazi crowd, who are down with chaos; and telling protesters to go back to Auschwitz.
Allow me to give you a sampling, at random, of words from Dr. David Duke’s website as of this publishing: Jew Merrick Garland; Trump is now in commanding position; Jewish lies; Zio-watch; the Trump Movement is a Vehicle to White Awakening and Liberation!; Jewish murderer; Jewish supremacist; the Jewish Hate Campaign and War Against Christmas.
Anyway, Duke continues to spout drivel. On his radio show on Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Duke said:
The truth is, by the way, they might be rehabilitating that fellow with the mustache back there in Germany, because I saw a commercial against Donald Trump, a really vicious commercial, comparing what Donald Trump said about preserving America and making America great again to Hitler in Germany preserving Germany and making Germany great again and free again and not beholden to these Communists on one side, politically who were trying to destroy their land and their freedom, and the Jewish capitalists on the other, who were ripping off the nation through the banking system.
The next day, on his March 17 radio show, MediaMatters.org reported that Duke shifted his attention from Trump and Hitler, to Merrick Garland, the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit whom President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court. Because Garland is Jewish, Duke naturally zoomed in on “the Jewish control of this country”:
Look at the Jewish control of this country. You already have three open Jewish members of the Supreme Court. Thirty-three percent. They’re only two percent of the population. You can count on those Jews to do whatever the Jewish agenda is, whatever the Jewish establishment wants. In fact, they probably already have at least three-and-a-half members because Sotomayor apparently, according to a lot of sources, has a lot of what they call Sephardic Jewish ancestry, Spanish Jewish ancestry. That’s a big problem among some Latino groups. And so that’s maybe three-and-a-half Jews.
And now Obama, who is totally under the power of the Jewish control… He’s appointed a Jewish supremacist to be the guy on the Supreme Court, which basically gives Jews total veto over the Supreme Court. As I’ve said before, there was no more powerful part of the federal government in this country than the Supreme Court.
Trump, for what it’s worth, finally disavowed Duke and the KKK after he had previously claimed to not know about Duke or the KKK.
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Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.