Trump: I Don’t Want David Duke’s Endorsement
DONALD TRUMP says he isn’t interested in the endorsement of David Duke, who praised the GOP presidential hopeful earlier this week on his radio show.
“I don’t need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement,” Trump said during an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. He added: “I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.”
Asked whether he would repudiate the endorsement, Trump said “Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.”
Duke sang Trump’s praises on his radio show last week — calling him the “best of the lot” of GOP contenders. Duke isn’t the only “white supremacist” expressing support for Trump. The New Yorker reported earlier this week that the white-nationalist website VDARE touted Trump as “the first figure with the financial, cultural and economic resources to openly defy elite consensus.”
Trump, however, doesn’t appear to be concerned that he’s attracting these kinds of fans.
“A lot of people like me,” he said. “Republicans like me, liberals like me. Everybody likes me.”
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