David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, attended the “Unite the right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The event was scheduled to happen on Saturday, but it was canceled due to the violent clashes. Duke said that the event was a representation of the fulfillment of Trump’s promises.

He said “This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back, we’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump, and that’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump because he said he’s going to take our country back and that’s what we gotta do.”

The former Grand Wizard of the KKK said this as the protesters and the counter-protesters at the event were clashing violently. Furthermore, the event attracted neo-Nazis and white supremacist.

Additionally, Duke endorsed Trump during last year’s presidential election.

However, Trump disavowed the white nationalist after he dodged some questions about the endorsement during interviews.

Later in the day, Trump condemned the violent clashes in the town. But he said that the violence came from “many sides”.

Trump also posted a tweet about the event:

Duke also responded to Trump’s tweet. He appeared to put pressure on the president.

Read Duke’s tweets below:

During a press conference, Trump condemned the violence. However, he only briefly talked about the clashes as he was at an event that was meant to highlight the accomplishments of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”

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