The 2016 race for the White House just got a little more bizarre. While many of us are still scratching our heads at the rise of Donald Trump as a serious presidential contender, some folks are firmly on Team Trump.
Just recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed the real estate magnate, and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke called voting against Trump “treason to your heritage.”
As if things weren’t already strange enough, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Trump during his Saviours’ Day speech.
“[Trump] is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said, ‘I don’t want your money,” Farrakhan said. “Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they cannot afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.”
Despite giving Trump props for supposedly not taking money from Jewish people (even though Trump’s daughter Ivanka, son-in-law, and grandchildren are Jewish), Farrakhan didn’t endorse the businessman.
“Not that I’m for Mr. Trump, but I like what I’m looking at,” the NOI leader said.
Farrakhan’s softer stance on Trump is odd given his argument that a Trump presidency would “take America into the abyss of hell,” but I guess the minister’s anti-Semitism won out.