David Duke has to be on his knees thanking God almighty for the multi-million dollar public relations campaign that the media is conducting on his behalf. The national media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is the impetus for another round of stories linking the Republican front-runner to the white nationalist, former KKK leader, one time Louisiana gubernatorial candidate and Nazi sympathizer that have been launched today. This latest volley being that Duke is claiming that Trump is rehabilitating Der Führer’s image. Mr. Duke may have been wallowing in obscurity as a fading garden variety crank until last month but is now getting covered as if he were Lady Gaga.
Politico puts the game ball into play with the article “David Duke: Comparing Trump to Hitler is great for Hitler”:
David Duke believes that comparisons of Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler “might be rehabilitating that fellow with the mustache back there in Germany.”
“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,” the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan said on his radio show Tuesday, as first reported by Right Wing Watch on Wednesday.
The commercial, Duke said, compared “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.”
“We have the same thing going on here with Goldman Sachs,” Duke continued. “And it was a commercial, I saw that this morning and I was amazed by that commercial. It was a commercial against Trump but I don’t think it’s having the effect that they want it to have.”
Duke has been praising Trump dating back to the summer, when he hailed his candidacy as a “great thing” and lauded Trump’s calls to deport millions of immigrants and build a wall along the Mexican border. In February, Duke told his listeners that voting against Trump would be “treason to your heritage.”
Shortly afterward, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Trump whether he would denounce Duke and white supremacist groups like the KKK — and Trump avoided the question, saying he needed to do more research. He later blamed it on a faulty earpiece and disavowed Duke after being pilloried by fellow Republicans, including 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
Duke, however, has been undeterred.
“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,” he said this week, using a common euphemism white supremacists employ to describe Caucasians. “If you’re a European person, the government is purposefully wiping you out and your families and your children and your future. They are purposefully transforming this country into a Third World nation.”
POLITICO was unable to identify which commercial Duke was referencing.
Note that Politico is slowly unveiling the next big onslaught against Trump – the playing of the dreaded anti-Semite card which may be debuted this weekend prior to the candidate’s big speech at AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) on Monday.
For all of his faults Duke isn’t stupid and realizes two very important things. The first being that the media are reactive, easily trolled, unimaginative suckiers eager to serve as establishment boot-lickers and secondly, all the national attention makes for damned good recruiting for his cause. Duke could never dream of being able to afford to launch a national advertising campaign like this and in trying to sink Trump with this particular anchor around his neck the establishment is furthering exactly that which it claims to oppose. No matter what lengths that Trump will go to in order to disavow Duke, the Hitler obsessed establishment media smear bund will ensure that the grateful Duke continues to get the most bang for their bucks.