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Ku Klux Klan gives support, not endorsement to Trump

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The Ku Klux Klan has expressed its support for Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, in a full page article in its official newspaper.

The latest edition of the organisation's quarterly publication, The Crusader, has dedicated its front page to Donald Trump, and expressed its support for his campaign call to “make America great again".

The article, which is written by  the national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Pastor Thomas Robb, said Trump's slogan "appeals to people who are sadly realising that something has happened to America. And it's not good".

The publication, which is printed in the Arkansas, claims to be “The Political Voice of White Christian America".

Robb goes onto say “America was founded as a Christian Republic" and “as a White Christian Republic it became great".

Robb told The Washington Post that while supporting Trump's ideas, the publication was not officially endorsing his campaign.

“Overall, we do like his nationalist views and his words about shutting down the border to illegal aliens,” he said.

File image of Donald Trump (AAP)
File image of Donald Trump (AAP)
AAP

“It’s not an endorsement because, like anybody, there’s things you disagree with.”

Trump and his team has repeatedly insisted that he has no connection to to any white supremacist groups.

The chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda, declared on his radio show in August that Trump offered “real opportunity” for the white nationalist movement to grow in the US.

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