Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke received a strange endorsement from someone he referred to as his “friend – The Golden One,” in a tweet Thursday afternoon.
The endorsement came from YouTuber “the Golden One,” and Mediaite wondered whether that was a reference to “Hitler’s dreamed-up, flaxen-haired Aryan master race.”
“[Duke]’s not hateful in the least,” the “Golden One” said in his video. Duke has created a name for himself as the face of white supremacy.
In a 1970 article, Duke wrote, “Our only racial salvation lies in a White racial alliance uniting our people with the common cause of racial idealism.”
He has expressed a consistent hateful rhetoric toward black Americans, Muslims, and Jewish communities — in case his association with the KKK wasn’t enough for anyone to believe he is hateful.
The “Golden One” says that the media using words like “racist,” “hateful bigot,” “white supremacist,” “antisemite,” is just a tactic that political opponents use against one when they don’t have any good arguments against an individual.
But maybe being associated with white supremacy and anti-semitism actually is a good enough argument.
Duke took the stage at Dillard University in New Orleans Wednesday night where he debated his Senate race opponents.
They didn’t have too many nice words for him either. His opponent Foster Campbell said, “I have nothing in common with David Duke except probably that we’re both breathing.”
(If you look to the left of the “Golden One,” you can see a frog sitting on his couch. Coincidence? Is that supposed to be Pepe the alt-right hate symbol?)
See the “Golden One’s” problematic endorsement below.