California — Hillary Clinton has received a glowing endorsement, though it might be one she’s not too proud to have garnered. Will Quigg, grand dragon of California’s Ku Klux Klan chapter and head of recruitment for the western U.S., gave Hillary his official thumbs up.
Trump stumbled and fumbled through his own KKK endorsement when former grand wizard and ex-presidential contender, David Duke, told his radio audience that a vote against Trump amounted to “treason to your heritage.” When the billionaire failed to adequately denounce Duke’s support, critics had a field day.
Quigg, however, thinks Trump doesn’t necessarily deserve the same praise Duke offered.
“We want Hillary Clinton to win,” he told The Telegraph. “She is telling everybody one thing, but she has a hidden agenda. She’s telling everybody what they want to hear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. [But] once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colors are going to show.”
Further, Quigg believes her policies will echo some of those Trump has been touting.
“Border policies are going to be put in place,” he continued. “Our Second Amendment rights that she’s saying she’s against now, she’s not against.”
In fact, the KKK leader could be onto something. Clinton has received the bear’s share of campaign donations from the weapons industry — more than even her Republican adversaries — and despite her anti-gun public stance, she’s close to gun lobby insiders.
But Quigg’s endorsement of Hillary has skeptics on alert — just last year, he tweeted to Trump, “You Sir are the only hope of getting WHITE AMERICA BACK! We all will be voting for you!”
@realDonaldTrump You Sir are the only hope we have of getting WHITE AMERICA BACK! WE all will be voting for you! CHURCH OF INVISABLE EMPIRE
— Wm. Quigg (@GrandDragonCa) September 17, 2015
In his interview with the Telegraph, however, Quigg insisted his support of Trump was nullified upon learning of Duke’s endorsement, saying, “we have nothing to do with David Duke.”
Quigg was involved in the melee in Anaheim, California, that made headlines recently. Attempting to stage a ‘white lives matter’ protest, his group of Klan members and neo-Nazis was met with fierce resistance by counter-demonstrators and anti-racism activists — during which he suffered a broken wrist, fractured ribs, and a dislocated knee.
Of his Klan sect’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Quigg didn’t offer much insight: “She’s just our choice for the presidency,” he said.
With Trump’s campaign constantly making headlines — sometimes multiple times a day — it’s necessary not to become blind to the ridiculous statements by the other candidates.
A trail of seemingly endless lies and half-truths marks Clinton’s campaign, evidenced just this weekend when she praised the late Nancy Reagan for championing HIV/AIDS — something the Drug War first lady certainly never did.
Hillary’s second flub of the weekend involved her calling out Sen. Bernie Sanders for not being present during her early-1990s push for health care reform. Social media and news outlets immediately conjured up video of Sanders standing directly behind Clinton during an event to push single-payer care in 1993.
Quigg’s endorsement of Clinton means both parties’ top candidates have garnered personal endorsements by the Ku Klux Klan — and that fact, alone, speaks volumes.
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