As the presidential race continues to narrow down, candidates are always on the lookout for as much endorsements as possible. In GOP candidate Donald Trump’s case, some of his supporters have been radical to say the least. Lately, a KKK Grand Imperial Wizard out of Virginia shared his support for Trump.
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.”
He goes on to say that Barack Obama’s presidency has helped their recruitment to the KKK, while also dismissing Ted Cruz.
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.”
Fox’s Chris Thomas, who is a Black man, was really dedicated to his craft, venturing out into the woods to conduct this interview.