David Duke: 'God bless WikiLeaks’

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on Wednesday praised WikiLeaks following Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE’s surprise White House win.

“God bless WikiLeaks,” he tweeted alongside a photo of Julian Assange, the transparency website’s founder.


“Julian Assange is a hero,” the former GOP Louisiana Senate candidate added. "America owes this man one thing – freedom. Thank you sir, thank you.”

Trump stunned the world Tuesday by defeating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's job approval erodes among groups that powered his 2016 victory Gallup: Trump's job approval rating erodes among key groups MORE for the presidency. 

Duke, meanwhile, failed to qualify for Louisiana’s Senate runoff in December after failing to reach the 50 percent qualifying threshold. 

WikiLeaks repeatedly published hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails during the 2016 race showing the party favoring Clinton over her primary rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMilitary madness in the age of COVID-19 Will Twitter make @RealDonaldTrump a one-term president? Judd Gregg: The coming Biden coup MORE (I-Vt.).

Trump repeatedly seized on the revelations to accuse Clinton and Democrats of treating the independent Vermont senator unfairly.

The site also published emails stolen from Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.

WikiLeaks capped off Tuesday’s election results by seemingly mocking Democrats for nominating Clinton for the presidency.

“By biasing its internal electoral market the DNC selected the less competitive candidate defeating the purpose of running a primary,” its official account tweeted near midnight.