Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke went on his radio show today to say he did not appreciate the media referring to him as a former Ku Klux Klan leader in the coverage of his endorsement of Charles Barron. As The Politicker first reported, Mr. Duke (a former KKK leader) released a video on Wednesday endorsing Mr. Barron in his race for Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional district against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries.
“We’ve had an incredible two days of media invective against me because I dared to say positive words in the congressional race between Charles Barron in New York and his Zio-African American–really all I can say is Zionist stooge opponent Mr. Hakeem Jeffries,” the former Ku Klux Klan leader Mr. Duke said. “It’s been an amazing bit of hate that has been launched against me and against Mr. Barron.”
Mr. Duke said the headlines identifying him as former KKK Grand Wizard were evidence of the “incredible bias of the Zionist media.”
“I’ve looked at the headlines and there have been articles–if you do a news search in David Duke and Charles Barron, there are just literally hundreds of news stories,” said Mr. Duke, a former Klansman. “Almost every story headlines ‘Former Klansman’ or ‘Former KKK Leader Endorses Charles Barron.’”
Ex-KKK leader Mr. Duke said he would have preferred it if the (completely accurate) headlines noting his former Klan affiliation referred to his time in the Louisiana Legislature instead.
“I was in the Klan now 35 years ago,” Mr. Duke said. “Since that time–a long time since that time…I got elected to the [Louisiana] House of Representatives. That should be, it seems like, my title–’Former Representative David Duke.”
Mr. Duke is indeed a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He is also, as he admitted, a former Ku Klux Klan leader.
Along with complaining about the coverage that noted his status as a former KKK grand wizard, Mr. Duke addressed concerns other self-described “white nationalists” might have about him endorsing Mr. Barron, an African American politician who is a former member of the Black Panther Party. He reiterated his point the endorsement was due to his support for Mr. Barron’s strong criticisms of the Israeli government.
“Now, I know a lot of people in the movement might be taken aback,” former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke said. “Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s again, it’s political theater. The truth is that the endorsement really brought a lot of people to understanding the power of Jewish extremism.”
Though ex-Klansman David Duke described his endorsement as primarily “political theater,” he also said it was heartfelt.
“If you’ve got a choice between two African Americans for Congress and one is a Jewish stooge–a Zionist stooge I should say, and one is a person that opposes Zionism, I’d sure rather have the person that opposes Zionism, because the Zionists have this country locked down,” he said.
Both Mr. Barron and Mr. Jeffries have spoken out against (former KKK leader) Mr. Duke’s endorsement.