In a rather strained interview, Donald Trump refused to outright condemn David Duke, despite calls from Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for Trump to publicly condemn the former Grand Wizard of the white-supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan.
The interview was CNN Live on Sunday morning (US Time). Drifting away from his usual supremely confident manner when confronted with a tough question, The Donald displayed signs of nervous tension. Seeming rather on edge, he gave the impression that he had something to hide.
“I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” he added.
I know nothing about David Duke, I know nothing about white supremacists. So you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about” he hastily rambled on.
Trump seemed determined to beat around the bush, and avoid answering the question put to him. This does raise suspicion indeed. Surely a simple mention of the KKK is adequate enough to be able to make a reasoned comment regarding this highly infamous group?
After all, while Trump claimed that he had never met David Duke in person, surely this doesn’t exempt him from being able to give an opinion of him?
Potentially, this could be a cause for concern for many minorities in the United States, including African Americans, Jews, and South Americans; especially those who’ve already pledged their support to Trump, and voted for him thus far in the primaries.