David Duke suggested this week that comparisons of Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE to Adolf Hitler could help rehabilitate the former German leader's image.

Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard who backs Trump, argued Tuesday on his radio show that "the reason there’s a war on Donald Trump is because there’s a war on the real America."

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“There’s a war on the European-American majority of the United States of America," Duke said on his program, which was highlighted by Mediaite.
 
Duke went on to suggest that Trump's critics "might be rehabilitating that fellow with the mustache back there in Germany," citing the fight against communism.
 
"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."

Trump has faced continued blowback from Republicans and others for failing to forcefully disavow the former KKK leader last month. The businessman has also decried repeated comparisons between himself and the Nazi leader.