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Ex-KKK Leader David Duke And Owen Jones In Twitter Row Is 2016 At Its Absolute Peak

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22/11/2016 11:05 | Updated 22 November 2016

If you thought this was the year you’d seen it all, then don’t hold your breath. 

Today, the former Grand Wizard of the KKK took to Twitter to attack Owen Jones

David Duke, a leading member of the white supremacist group and an ardent supporter of Donald Trump, laid into the “homosexual” Guardian columnist, deriding him for “pushing Muslim immigration”. Jones has long campaigned against the rise of Islamophobia.

Duke fired off a post with a quote from one of Jones’ articles from 2015 tackling the now US President-elect. It said

Donald Trump is a monster... the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigotry... Trump’s unapologetic embrace of racism, xenophobia and misogyny vindicates all of those ugly prejudices the world over...

“There is... another United States, one forged by immigrants and transformed by courageous Americans who fought racism, sexism and homophobia.”

 Duke’s angry accompanying message read: 

Jones didn’t dignify the post with the reaction it was searching for, instead he simply said he was “being dissed by a leading American Nazi”. 

“How 2016,” he quipped.

Duke’s last foray into politics was when he congratulated Trump on his shock win in the US Presidential election.

He said the event was “one of the most exciting nights of my life” and that he was looking forward to “taking America back”. 

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