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Nigel Farage Endorsed By David Duke, Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard

Well that's a thumbs-up nobody wants.

28/02/2017 16:10 | Updated 28 February 2017

Nigel Farage has been endorsed by none other than David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

The notorious white supremacist said in a tweet he is “looking forward” to him becoming Prime Minister, conveniently ignoring the fact he is ineligible having failed to become an MP seven times

Duke, 66, joined the KKK in 1967 and founded the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and was also a former one-term Republican Louisiana State Representative.

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David Duke (far left) at a KKK cross-burning in the 70s.

As well as once calling for the “advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races”, he also peddles numerous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Duke also refers to himself as “Dr” in reference to a PhD he obtained in 2005 at an anti-Semitic Ukrainian institution described as a “diploma mill” by the State Department.

Although Farage has yet to comment on the backing from Duke, one man who seemed rather surprised was fellow LBC host, James O’Brien.

Duke has been quite vocal lately, hailing Donald Trump’s election victory and Muslim refugee ban in emphatic fashion.

Farage recently dined with Trump or at least that’s what he wanted people to believe.

 

But as a fellow diner pointed out...

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