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The KKK's official newspaper has embraced Donald Trump's campaign

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The Ku Klux Klan's official newspaper, "The Crusader," is now among the few newspapers across the country to embrace Donald Trump's campaign, according to the Washington Post

The fall edition of its quarterly newsletter devoted the front page to a defense of Trump's message, without officially endorsing the GOP candidate. 

"'Make America Great Again!' It is a slogan that has been repeatedly used by Donald Trump in his campaign for the presidency," Pastor Thomas Robb wrote in the publication. "You can see it on the shirts, buttons, posters and ball caps such as the one being worn here by Trump speaking at a recent rally ... But can it happen? Can America really be great again? This is what we will soon find out!"

Robb continued, questioning what made America great in the first place. 

To that question, he concluded, "America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great."

This isn't the first time Trump has received backing from white nationalists. 

Earlier this year, Trump hesitated to disavow former KKK leader David Duke. 


"I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists," he said. "So I don't know. I don't know did he endorse me, or what's going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists."

CNN's Jake Tapper gave the GOP nominee several opportunities to disavow Duke. Trump later blamed his comments on CNN's "State of the Union" on a bad earpiece.

Then, shortly after in a press conference, Trump finally said he does disavow Duke.

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