David Duke Says Trump is 'Rehabilitating' Hitler's Image

"The media have been the ones inciting hatred and violence," former Ku Klux Klan leader claims

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says comparisons between Donald Trump and Hitler are "rehabilitating" Hitler's image Credit: Win McNamee/Getty

David Duke believes comparisons of Donald Trump to Hitler are a good thing. The former Ku Klux Klan leader, who is a Trump supporter, took to his radio show on Wednesday where he suggested that the comparisons have led to Trump "rehabilitating" Hitler's image.

In a clip from the show, which was captured by RightWingWatch, Duke claimed that there's a war on Donald Trump that has been caused by the media and added that "the media has been the ones, they've been the ones inciting hatred and violence," which he claimed is the result of Trump being portrayed as a "vicious racist."

"But what's going on, and the truth is, by the way, they might be rehabilitating that fellow with the mustache back there in Germany," Duke said. "Because I saw a commercial against Donald Trump, a really vicious commercial, comparing what Donald Trump said about preserving America and making America great again to Hitler in Germany, preserving Germany and making Germany great again and free again and not beholden to these Communists on one side politically, who were trying to destroy their land and their freedom, and the Jewish capitalists on the other, who were ripping off the nation through the banking system."

Last month, Trump refused to disavow Duke and his support during an interview with CNN and he also claimed he didn't know who Duke was. Later, he blamed his "bad earpiece" for his comments. "I'm sitting in a house in Florida, with a bad earpiece that they gave me," Trump told NBC's Today show. "And you could hardly hear what he was saying, but what I heard was 'various groups.' And I don't mind disavowing anybody. and I did disavow David Duke, and I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference."