Great Trump Speech, America First! Stop Wars! Defeat the Corrupt elites! Protect our Borders!, Fair Trade! Couldn't have said it better!— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) July 22, 2016
Former leader of the KKK absolutely LOVED Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's acceptance speech last night.
In related news, Duke has announced today that The Donald has inspired him, and he will now run for the U.S. Senate seat currently being held by David Vitter, who is retiring this year.
Via The Hill:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee does not back Duke’s run, executive director Ward Baker said.
“We will not support David Duke. Several GOP candidates in LA will have a great impact on our country. He is not one of them,” Baker tweeted Friday morning.
Duke unsuccessfully ran for the Senate, House and governor of Louisiana during the 1990s. He is also a convicted felon who pleaded guilty in 2002 to cheating on his taxes and bilking his supporters.
Duke is an enthusiastic supporter of Trump, once calling him the "white knight" for "European American" interests.