Donald Trump’s history with the Ku Klux Klan

05 March 2016 4:55 pm

On Thursday night at the GOP presidential debate. Donald Trump disavowed the Ku Klux Klan.

"I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan, I totally disavow [former KKK Grand Wizard] David Duke, I've been doing it now for two weeks," Trump said, responding to a question from Fox News moderator Chris Wallace about his views on white supremacists.

Trump's platform which includes building a wall on the Mexican border and banning Muslims from entering the US has earned him the endorsement of the Ku Klu Klan.

David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader and white supremacist who sparked controversy by backing Donald Trump, has gone so far as to say he would like to serve as the tycoon’s secretary of state if he becomes president.

The reality is Trump has a family history with the Ku Klux Klan.

According to the tech blog Boing Boing, a man with thename and address of Donald Trump's father was arraigned after a KKK brawl with cops in 1927. Fred Trump, who went on to become a real estate developer, was the 21 years old. The name of Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, was anglicized to Frederick Trump, but he died several years before the report. The brawl was led by sympathizers of the Italian fascist movement and the Ku Klux Klan

The Donald and the KKK go back a long way.