The political situation in the United States is going from bad to worse. Just this past week, international tensions grew high between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. With the world on the brink of a nuclear war, things are not looking up even at home. Breaking news emerges from Charlottesville, North Carolina, as White nationalists have taken to the streets. One of the protestors happens to be former Klu Klux Klan leader, David Duke.
A news reporter on the scene asked Duke about what he thinks about the alt-right rally taking to the streets. His response is shocking, making a clear reference to why Donald Trump won the Presidency. “We are determined to take our country back. We’re gonna fulfil the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”
David Duke has been a supporter of the President even during his campaign last year. When Trump won the elections, he had tweeted out to him: “We did it!”
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 12, 2017
Later, a CNN reporter had asked President Trump about his thoughts on David Duke and whether he was aware that the White nationalist was his staunch supporter. Trump had said at the time, “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know. I don’t know – did he endorse me, or what’s going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about White supremacists.”
At the moment, police in Charlottesville have issued a temporary State of Emergency after the alt-right ralliers formed a circle around anti-rallyists. They were carrying torches and had garbed themselves in the garish garments of the White supremacist group, the Klu Klux Klan. Americans are calling on the President to openly denounce the rally which started due to a move to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E Lee. President Donald Trump is yet to make any statement in the matter.
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