In an act of audacious reporting Chris Thomas drove out to the Virginia woods (albeit with an unmarked police car following him) where he met with the Grand Imperial Wizard (GIW) of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Or, as the Grand Imperial Wizard continually pronounced it, the “Klu Klux Klan.”
During the interview, the GIW said that the Klan was no longer a “racial” group, but now is “political.”
Thomas asked the GIW if he had an opinion as to who should be president. “I think Donald Trump would be best for the job.” he tells Thomas. “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes in, we believe in. We want our country to be safe.”
As a consequence of the Klan’s political mission, the group has been blanketing leaflets through central Virginia. The GIW says that President Obama has been good for his organization. “He has been a very good recruiting tool for this organization. And it’s not because he is black. We are more political than racial.”
The GIW is also clear that his organization will never support Ted Cruz, preferring a Kasich presidency. The reason?
“[Ted Cruz] is not an American citizen. Even if I agree with some of the things that Ted Cruz says, I would not support him because he was born in Canada. He is not an American citizen.”
The interviews cover several topics, including what differentiates the Klan from Neo-Nazi “punk thug” Dylan Roof. “He was a Nazi Skin-Head. Neo-Nazis and Skin Heads are socialist. We are not socialist.”
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