Trump: ‘I Totally Disavow the Ku Klux Klan’

By Melanie Arter | March 4, 2016 | 10:10am EST
GOP presidential contender Donald Trump (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump disavowed the hate group the Ku Klux Klan, including David Duke, during the Fox News GOP presidential debate Thursday night.

“I totally disavow the Kuu Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke. I've been doing it now for two weeks, this is your -- you're probably about the18th person that's asked me the question,” Trump said.

 



As CNSNews.com previously reported, during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” Trump was asked repeatedly if he would "condemn unequivocally" the racism of former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke and "say that you don't want his vote or that of other white supremacists."

"Well, just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke. OK? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don't know,” Trump said at the time.

“Mr. Trump, [Mitt] Romney also talked about your position on race, and the controversy over your failure to denounce David Duke on Sunday. You have repeatedly disavowed him since then, but I'd like to go deeper than that. What are your views on the Kuu Klux Klan, and white supremacists?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked at the debate.

“I totally disavow the Kuu Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke. I've been doing it now for two weeks, this is your -- you're probably about the18th person that's asked me the question,” Trump said.

“It was very clear, that question was also talked about in the form of groups. Groups, I want to know which groups are you talking about? You have to tell me which groups?” Trump asked.

“Ultimately, he got to the Ku Klux Klan, which obviously I'm going to disavow. And, by the way, if you look on my Twitter account, almost immediately after the program they were disavowed again,” he said.

“You know, it's amazing. When I do something on Twitter, everybody picks it up, goes all over the place, but when I did this one nobody ever picks it up. Take a look at my Twitter account,” Trump added.

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