Ever since his appearance on CNN, when Jake Tapper asked Donald Trump about an endorsement from David Duke, a former leader of the KKK, the media has been in a frenzy trying to smear Trump as a racist. However, while they’ve been relentlessly attacking The Donald, they’ve completely overlooked a “friend and mentor,” who’s far worse than Duke, Hillary Clinton openly praised on video.
Despite whatever the left tries to tell us, the Ku Klux Klan was founded by the Democrat Party decades ago, and even as recently as 2010 there were still surviving members. One such member was Senator Robert Byrd, who didn’t hide his racism and was seen as a glowing leader of the Democrats up until his death several years ago, and guess who delivered his eulogy.
Byrd joined the KKK when he was just 24 because he didn’t want to fight alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds,” during the Second World War In a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS) in 1944, Byrd infamously vowed that “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side.”
Then in 1946, Byrd wrote another letter in which he asserted that “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”
The notoriously racist Senator opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1965, but went on to renounce his ties to the Klan before his death in 2010, when Clinton gave an impassioned eulogy in a video that was uploaded to the State Department’s website. Isn’t that lovely?
“Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd,” Clinton said, before she praised Byrd as a “man of surpassing eloquence and nobility” despite his horrid history. She then explained how instrumental the late Senator was in helping her navigate the Senate after first being elected.
“From my first day in the Senate, I sought out his guidance, and he was always generous with his time and his wisdom,” she said. “I admired his tireless advocacy for his West Virginia constituents, his fierce defense of the Constitution and the traditions of the Senate, and his passion for a government that improves the lives of the people it serves.”
Now, for comparison’s sake, Byrd spent the majority of his adult life as a member of the Klan, working tirelessly to defeat civil rights legislation and oppress minorities, yet Clinton is escaping any sort of criticism for heaping mounds of praise upon him. To the contrary, Trump has received staggering criticism over Duke, who Trump doesn’t even know and has no association with.
Plus, you know how much time David Duke spent with the Klan?
Six years. He joined in 1980, then quit six years later because of the group’s associations with violence.
So let’s recap:
Clinton praised lifelong racist whose actions had a horrible impact on the lives of minorities across the country, and that’s okay.
Trump has no association with a former member of the group, yet he’s being blasted from all sides the man said he supported him, which Trump played absolutely no part in.
Does that make sense to you?