Look: David Duke of the KKK Tweets in Support of Trump During RNC

Look: David Duke of the KKK Tweets in Support of Trump During RNC

A number of white supremacists' tweets were broadcast at the convention.

Published July 22, 2016

Last night, Donald Trump delivered his much anticipated speech accepting the nomination from the GOP as its presidential candidate. Although many nervously waited for him to deliver a controversial sound bite, it was actually the supportive tweets sent during his speech that received much of the nation’s attention. 

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke tweeted some words of encouragement while Trump gave his speech. If you are wondering, yes it is the same David Duke that Trump refused to denounce and instead said, “I don’t anything about this white supremacy.”

Well, it looks like white supremacists sure do know about Donald Trump and they certainly seem proud.

During the broadcast, Duke tweeted, “Great Trump Speech, America First! Stop Wars! Defeat the Corrupt elites! Protect our Borders!, Fair Trade! Couldn't have said it better!”

Trump always goes on and on about how President Obama is not uniting the country, but nothing quite divides a country like having an affiliation with the largest hate and terror group in American history.

Also, let it be known the Duke was not the only one tweeting support in the name of white supremacy. This year during the RNC broadcast, live tweets were projected behind speakers during their address. While Trump gave his acceptance speech, two tweets from accounts linked to racist groups were displayed and broadcast for the entire world to see.

First, VDARE, which is an extremist, anti-immigration, anti-Semitic, white nationalist foundation, tweeted, “Rep. Chris Collins has the crowd fired up against illegal immigration.” Next, a twitter used by the name of Western_Triumph tweeted a quote from Trump's long and lackluster speech. However, the tweet was from a series of racist and offensive tweets.  

Now, after all of this support from white supremacists and the fact that Trump had five billionaires speak at his convention, how much more is it going to take for everyone to realize that a Trump America is an America filled with racism, privilege, and hate? 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photos from left: David Duke via Twitter, Alex Wong/Getty Images)


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