To Be Clear, Trump has not Disavowed the KKK Itself

Source: Soshable | 1 Mar. 2016 | JD Rucker

Multiple times, Donald Trump has officially disavowed David Duke. He’s done it in interviews, on Twitter, on Facebook, and with anyone who has asked him. However, every time he’s asked to disavow the KKK or white supremacists, he simply repeats that he disavowed David Duke.

Check the record. Listen to the interviews. Look at his social media. He never mentions them.

Some see this as semantics. In reality, this is significant and it’s disappointing that nobody in the mainstream media is pointing it out. He is conspicuously wording every response extremely carefully. Now, he’s dismissing the questions as something that has already been answered, but are we ever going to hear him disavow the actual hate groups? Is that too risky to his base support? Is there something even more nefarious that nobody would ever mention?

Any other candidate in this situation would declare unequivocally in a fashion similar to Ronald Reagan that they do not approve of the ideologies of the hate groups in question. Trump is extremely careful about such language. He’s kept it to two words, “I disavow,” and only in reference to Duke himself. It’s the type of activity of a candidate who really wants to keep those voters in his pocket. After all, he knows they were the first to jump on his bandwagon. They’ve been his most faithful supporters. They are also aware that his presence in the mainstream means that he has to keep his approval of their support hidden. His response to Jake Tapper was designed as a “wink, wink,” moment prior to being forced to say anything about them. Thanks to the inept mainstream media, he’s never had to say anything about them.

Why has he gone out of his way to disavow a single man but has never even mentioned the name of the organization that is at the center of the hoopla? Why won’t he disavow the Ku Klux Klan?

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  • slhancock1948 #1928

    Wonder how large the klan is these days?

    Pray for righteousness to be restored and for the peace of Jerusalem

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