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."
Trump retweets video of crippled white kid in Europe being beaten by migrants, and white people being thrown off a roof and then beaten to death, He's condemned for showing us what the fake news media WON'T. Thank God for Trump! That's why we love him!— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) 29 ноября 2017 г.
Duke also insisted that Trump’s retweets highlight the reason why "fake news media" hates him.
This is why WE LOVE TRUMP and WHY the FAKE NEWS MEDIA HATES TRUMP. He brings to light what the lying, Fake News Media Won't. The truth is the media covers up horrific numbers of racist hate crimes against White people! https://t.co/G9pP9qCUNM— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) 29 ноября 2017 г.
His praise was also echoed by Jayda Fransen, deputy head of Britain First, whose tweets Trump shared.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN'S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA! OCS @JaydaBF @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/BiQfQkTra9— Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF) 29 ноября 2017 г.
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.