Trump shares tweet claiming Clinton's 'mentor' was 'KKK member'

Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE shared a tweet that tied his Democratic rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBroadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Facing challenge from Warren, Sanders touts strength against Trump MORE, to the Ku Klux Klan. 

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Trump reposted a tweet on Saturday morning that slammed Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" and claimed she said “a KKK member was her mentor.” 

The tweet was posted by user @DiamondandSilk, the account of the duo of black sisters, Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who frequently speak at Trump’s rallies.  

The sisters told CNN that the tweet was a reference to the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd (D), who was a former KKK member. In 2010, Clinton mourned his death and said Byrd was “a true American original, my friend and mentor," CNN reported. 

Clinton’s campaign recently released a video tying Trump to the KKK. The video features clips of KKK leaders and white nationalists who have been vocal about their supporter for Trump.

Her video was released ahead of her major “alt-right" speech, in which she hoped to link Trump to the radical far-right group that’s often associated with white supremacists.