It seems that former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke is a very sensitive soul who doesn’t like being called nasty names.
After Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence repeatedly refused to call Duke “deplorable” over the past two days — despite the fact that Pence has said the campaign disavows Duke’s support — Duke took to his radio show and praised Pence for not saying anything nasty about him.
“The whole idea that they were trying to make Pence call me names basically, and he didn’t bite on that, was a real positive thing for all of us,” Duke said in audio posted by progressive advocacy group American Bridge on YouTube.
Duke, an unabashed white supremacist known for his racist and anti-Semitic views, decided to run for the Senate this year after being inspired by the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Duke also said on Twitter this week that he was happy to see Pence stand up to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, whom he accused of being a secret agent for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Listen to Duke’s grateful praise of Mike Pence below.
Trump campaign in danger of having lawsuits thrown out over unpaid legal bills: report
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Noting that the campaign of the embattled president is pressing Omarosa Manigault Newman to make a delinquent $52,000 payment for writing an unauthorized book about White House doings, the report explains the money is desperately needed.
‘Women didn’t like that’: Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman after Trump interrupts ‘145 times’ at debate
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During an interview on Fox News, Smith noted that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering changing the rules due to the constant interruptions at the first debate between Biden and Trump.
"At any point when you were watching the debate, did you wish that perhaps President Trump didn't jump in there as much as he did?" Smith wondered.
Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report
According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.
The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."