David Duke suggests Trump comparisons could rehabilitate Hitler's image

David Duke suggested this week that comparisons of Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals 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.  

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