Ku Klux Klan Plans Trump Victory Parade in North Carolina
Following Donald Trump’s surprising win on Tuesday, a Ku Klux Klan group announced that it will be holding a celebratory parade, honoring Trump’s victory.
The group will hold the parade on December 3, according to the Loyal White Knights’ website. However, it does not give a specific location other than North Carolina and did not specify a time.
The website says that the celebration is called the “VICTORY KLAVALKADE KLAN PARADE,” and that “TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE.”
The KKK announced a victory rally in North Carolina for the President-elect they endorsed. pic.twitter.com/tfac2zOiAQ
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 11, 2016
The Loyal White Knights are located in Pelham, NC, and the Anti-Defamation League considers them to be one of the most active KKK groups in the country. They have around 150-200 members, and reach 15 different states.
The group also took part in a protest against the removal of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina last year.
This is not the first time that Trump has received praise from the KKK. Former KKK grand wizard David Duke expressed his support for the Republican candidate many times throughout the election.
“He’s made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today, because I think European Americans know they are the only group that can’t defend their own essential interests and their point of view,” Duke told Politico in December 2015. “He’s meant a lot for the human rights of European Americans.”
Additionally, a little over a week before the election, the KKK’s official newspaper, The Crusader, showed its support for Trump with a front page story entitled, “”Make America Great Again.”” The newspaper hails itself as “The premier voice of the white resistance.”
— Billy Gee (@billygee12) November 1, 2016
Trump’s campaign has tried to distance itself from the KKK, calling the Klan “repulsive” after being previously criticized for not doing so quickly enough.