If it’s okay to attack Trump for being endorsed by David Duke, then it’s okay to attack Clinton for being endorsed by another prominent KKK leader and for accepting $20,000 in donations from them. On top of that, Hillary Clinton spoke very highly of one former KKK member Robert Byrd, even calling him her friend and “mentor.”
But to her, that doesn’t count. She released this ad, tying Donald Trump to the KKK:
There’s a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016
Never mind the fact that this is what one Grand Dragon said about Hillary Clinton in April, according to the Washington Times:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has received more than $20,000 in donations contributed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, a prominent member of the hate group said Monday.
“For the KKK, Clinton is our choice,” said Will Quigg, California Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights, Vocativ reported.
Mr. Quigg, the leader of the Klan’s California chapter, announced last month that he had abandoned supporting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in lieu of backing his likely Democratic opponent. The Klansman claims that members have raised more than $20,000 for Mrs. Clinton and have donated it anonymously to her campaign.
“She is friends with the Klan,” Mr. Quigg told Vocativ. “A lot of people don’t realize that.”
Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwein disputed the grand dragon’s claim and said the former secretary of state has rejected the group’s endorsement.
And everyone knows the late Senator Robert Byrd’s connections to the KKK. In a 1944 letter to Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo – a segregationist and Democrat – Byrd wrote:
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
The guy even filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with other Democrats.
But Hillary still viewed him as her friend and mentor:
Hillary sympathizers will of course claim that the Grand Dragon in California was only pretending to support Hillary Clinton to make her look bad. And since he said that the $20,000 was anonymously given to her campaign, it can’t be verified that it came from the KKK.
And as for Senator Byrd, they’ll say that he was raised in the Deep South at a time when racism was just part of the culture. And besides, he left the KKK in the late 40’s, so it should be a non-issue.
Except that, liberals feel justified in bring up 19th century slavery or even the Crusades from forever ago. But we can’t bring up the Democrats’ and Hillary’s ties to the KKK and the $20,000 her campaign got from them? Why not?
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