Trump Son: David Duke 'Deserves a Bullet'

'These are horrible people,' Eric Trump says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2016 12:29 AM CDT
Updated Nov 4, 2016 6:29 AM CDT
Trump Son: David Duke 'Deserves a Bullet'
Eric Trump speaks during a live television interview outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Oct. 26, 2016.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – There was no hesitation or ambiguity from Eric Trump Thursday when 630 KHOW Denver host Ross Kaminsky asked him about Senate candidate and former Klansman David Duke: Trump's second son said the "disgusting" Duke "deserves a bullet." Trump agreed when Kaminsky suggested the Louisiana candidate "desperately deserves a bullet in the head," USA Today reports. "If I said exactly what you said, I'd get killed for it, but I think I'll say it anyway," Trump said. "The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren't good people. These are horrible people."

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"My father's the first Republican who's gone out and said, 'Listen, what's happened to the African-American community is horrible and I'm going to take care of it,'" said Eric Trump, accusing Democrats of trying to tie Duke to his father to make him seem like a "bigot, a racist, xenophobic, this and that." When reached by CNN for comment, Duke—who endorsed Trump for president earlier this year—said, "That's a good one," adding "I have to think about it." Earlier this week, the Trump campaign rejected the endorsement of the KKK's Crusader newspaper and condemned the burning of a Mississippi church by somebody who spray-painted "Vote Trump" on the building. (Duke's godson has rejected the white nationalist movement.)

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