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    Even as US President Donald Trump faces a barrage of criticism on social media for retweeting violent videos shared by a British right-wing activist, he received a message of support from the former head of the most infamous white supremacist organization in the United States.

    David Duke, former Republican Louisiana State Representative and ex-Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, voiced his support of Trump’s latest retweets, claiming that "that’s why we love him."

    ​Duke also insisted that Trump’s retweets highlight the reason why "fake news media" hates him.

    ​His praise was also echoed by Jayda Fransen, deputy head of Britain First, whose tweets Trump shared.

    ​Earlier US President Donald Trump shared three of Fransen’s tweets featuring examples of aggressive behavior by alleged Muslims.

    At its height in the 1920's, the KKK boasted a national dues-paying membership of nearly 5 million men and 500,000 women, according to the Washington Post. For comparison's sake, the US Census Bureau recorded that in 1920, the African-American population numbered less than 11 million.

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