David Duke: Trump Makes Hitler Great Again

David Duke told his radio show on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s campaign could do wonders “rehabilitating” Adolf Hitler’s image.

03.17.16 7:17 PM ET

David Duke, a onetime leader of the Klu Klux Klan, suggested on his radio program yesterday that Donald Trump, whom he has encouraged his listeners and followers to vote for, may be helping to rehabilitate the image of Adolf Hitler.

In his Southern drawl, Duke said that media comparisons drawn between the mustached German dictator and the straw-haired aspirational authoritarian were simply going to end up making Hitler look like a nicer fellow.

“The truth is, by the way, they might be rehabilitating that fellow with the mustache back there in Germany, because I saw a commercial against Donald Trump, a really vicious commercial, comparing what Donald Trump said about preserving America and making America great again to Hitler in Germany preserving Germany and making Germany great again and free again and not beholden to these Communists on one side, politically who were trying to destroy their land and their freedom, and the Jewish capitalists on the other, who were ripping off the nation through the banking system,” Duke said in audio captured by Right Wing Watch

Trump, who has denied knowing who David Duke is even though he damn well knows who David Duke is, has disavowed the former Grand Wizard’s endorsement. In a prior conversation with The Daily Beast, Duke reasserted that he doesn’t outright endorse the Republican frontrunner but said he would vote for him.

Later in Wednesday’s program, Duke attributed the protests that shut down a recent Trump rally in Chicago, to the media, who he blamed for inciting a war against the Republican frontrunner.

“This war that’s going on against Donald Trump is really a war going on against America, it’s a war going on against the European-American majority,” said Duke, who asserts that Jewish Zionists control the media and manipulate its message. “The media has incited hatred and violence and repression of Donald Trump and the hundreds of thousands, the millions of people who support him, and that’s what happened in Chicago.”

There are almost eight more months until the election.