Trump, the Ku Klux Klan and the UK

Paul Jackson's Blog




The Ku Klux Klan has been active in America both before, and in the aftermath of, Donald Trump’s victory in the Presidential elections. While Trump is no Klansman himself, his victory has clearly emboldened KKK cultures, among other white supremacists such as the so-called ‘alt-right’, in America.

Strikingly, on social media there were various reports of hooded KKK activists openly marching about in the hours after his victory. Other examples of KKK support in the election include the KKK magazine The Crusader, a week before Trump’s victory,  explaining it backed Trump because he would make America a ‘White Christian Republic’ once more.

Meanwhile, leader of the Arkansas KKK group Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Thomas Robb explained that ‘America’s white voting majority, men and women, have spoken by electing Donald J. Trump … They have recognized that this was a last chance election’. Trump’s victory was also heralded by former…

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