During the October 31 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow highlighted the white supremacist operation to support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
RACHEL MADDOW (HOST): Tonight we just got ahold of this disgusting development. This is the newspaper of the Ku Klux Klan today. It’s The Crusader, the political voice of white Christian America. The premier voice of white resistance. They’ve got — you see the white power symbol there in the upper right-hand corner? They’ve got a whole media operation going on apparently. Watch white pride TV, listen to KKK radio 24 hours a day. This newsletter is about 12 pages long, features articles on “the threat of nonwhite immigration,” a very subtle feature on black people committing terrible crimes against white people. There’s an article by the founder of the America First Party which is all about the terrorist Jews. He brags in his byline that he’s the man who David Duke credits for awakening him to the threat of Jewish supremacism. It’s exactly what you would think from the Ku Klux Klan newspaper. If you knew there was a Ku Klux Klan newspaper these days. But the front page full page story is “Make America Great Again” with a big featured center photo of Donald Trump. It’s one of several articles in the paper about Trump, including this in-set article about how Trump’s candidacy is “moving the dialogue forward.” I should tell you, this is a copy. We got a PDF scan of this.
You see the picture there? That inset picture in that article is actually a still from a Saturday Night Live skit about seemingly normal Americans talking about how much they like Donald Trump and then slowly they reveal themselves to be like ironing their sheets because they are Klan members. Well, that was a Saturday Night Live skit a couple months ago. This is the Klan newspaper and they are basically, “Oh yeah, that skit kind of nailed it.” Look at the caption on that still from Saturday Night Live.Saturday Night Live produced a mock campaign ad, voters for Trump, in which average Americans explained why they were Trump supporters. Then viewers learned the supporters were affiliated with organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. “In truth, many do share the same concerns.” The Klan is like, “congratulations, Saturday Night Live you nailed it.” According to the Klan, you got us exactly right.
The Donald Trump endorsement version, edition, of the Klan newspaper, this has been turning up on front lawns in the great state of Georgia. This one, we just got a scan of. We obtained this tonight after it was picked up off a front lawn in Cartersville, Georgia, which is northwest of Atlanta. We think that we’re actually going to get a physical copy of the Klan paper that’s being distributed in Georgia over the next day or two. Right now this is just the scan. I’ll let you know when we get the original.
Those are a couple of the many, many robo calls that were made during the Republican primary campaign on behalf of Donald Trump’s candidacy, calls made by a white nationalist group that calls itself the American National Super PAC. The Trump campaign doesn’t appear to have anything to do with these calls. They reportedly returned a donation from the white nationalist guy who you hear on the call when it was first reported that he was making these calls and that he was a Trump donor. It was further embarrassing to the Trump campaign when this guy, this farmer and white nationalist who does these robo calls, he was initially picked to be a Trump delegate to the Republican Convention this year before his delegate status once got yanked once it was widely reported.
Transcript via Media Matters.