A few months ago, during the primaries, Republican nominee Donald Trump receive an unsolicited endorsement from KKK leader David Duke. Even though the moment created a lot of controversy around the businessman’s campaign, he didn’t accepted nor rejected the endorsement, leading to people questioning his attitude towards such organizations.
The Democrats haven’t forgotten!
Recently, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an ad which could bring this subject back to public attention, as it claims that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis, according to Politico.
“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says in the video ad.
The spot continues with images of a Confederate flag, Donald Trump waving after a speech and ends with a man performing a Hitler salute during one of the Republican rallies.
Politico also mentions that the spot isn’t only aiming at Trump and his liaison with the KKK, but at his newly appointed campaign CEO as well. Steve Bannon previously worked at Breitbart News, considered the most prominent alt-right media outlet in the United States.
The GOP can’t stay quiet
Like expected, Trump’s campaign reacted to the ad, through pastor Mark Burns, well know for his close ties to the GOP, who claimed that Hillary Clinton reached a “disgusting new low” with this spot containing KKK and Nazi references.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the Trump Campaign with horrific racial images,” Mr. Burns said in the statement. “This type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond the pale. I call on Hillary Clinton to disavow this video and her campaign for this sickening act that has no place in our world.”