David Duke: I’ll be Trump's ‘most loyal advocate’
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David Duke says he will be Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE’s "most loyal advocate" if the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard is elected to the Senate and the Republican nominee wins the White House. 

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Duke, who is running as a Republican, also paraphrased Trump’s campaign slogan during a Louisiana Senate debate in New Orleans late Wednesday, according to Business Insider.  

“Yeah, I’m the bad guy because I defend the people of this country that made our country great,” he said, loosely co-opting Trump’s “make America great again” mantra while responding to a jab from attorney Caroline Fayard (D).

Duke met Fayard and four other Louisiana Senate hopefuls during Wednesday night’s contest at historically black Dillard University.

Protests against the white supremacist’s inclusion in the debate turned violent when protesters tried forcing their way into the venue.

Duke attracted national headlines earlier this year after endorsing Trump, who ultimately disavowed the white nationalist’s support after widespread backlash.

Duke is one of 24 candidates vying to replace outgoing Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterRed-state governor races put both parties on edge Louisiana Republicans score big legislative wins Trump calls on Republicans to vote out Democratic Louisiana governor amid GOP infighting MORE (R-La.), who is stepping down following a prostitution scandal.