Against all odds, Donald Trump is winning over Republicans. While many thought the real estate magnate’s campaign would have crashed and burned by now, Trump has steadily increased his lead over established Republicans like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Though many Conservatives believe Trump will eventually abandon his bid for the White House, his latest endorsement may do more harm than good.
According to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, Trump is his guy.
“Although we can’t trust him to do what he says, the other Republican candidates won’t even say what he says,” Duke said during a radio interview.
Apparently Duke loves Trump’s stance on immigration and his willingness to disparage undocumented immigrants by calling them rapists and criminals.
“He’s certainly the best of the lot. And he’s certainly somebody that we should get behind in terms, ya know, raising the image of this thing,” Duke explained.
When asked what he thought of Duke’s endorsement, Trump answered in true Trump fashion.
“I don’t need his endorsement,” the businessman said. “I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement.”
In case you were wondering who Trump would like to get on #TeamTrump, he added: “I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.”
One reason Trump may not want Duke’s endorsement is he’ll need to win over voters of color if he wants to have a serious shot at the White House.
Despite asserting that he’s popular with Hispanic and Black voters, a recent poll found 92 percent of Black respondents said Trump doesn’t care “about the needs and problems of people like you.” When asked if they’d pick Trump over Hillary Clinton, only three percent said they’d vote for the reality TV star. When pitted against Vice President Joe Biden the number dipped to just two percent.
Though Trump says he doesn’t want or need Duke’s endorsement, it looks like it wouldn’t hurt him since he’s already been written off by Black voters.