KKK and American Nazis praise Donald Trump for hiring Stephen Bannon

KKK and American Nazis praise Donald Trump for hiring Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon as chief strategist

Stephen Bannon

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In the eyes of the American Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, Donald Trump can do no wrong. 

The president-elect's appointment of Steve Bannon has proven to be extremely popular amongst white-nationalist groups, as it's understood to be a sign that Trump plans to deliver on his promise to build a wall along the border of Mexico. 

A former leader of the KKK, David Duke, has called Bannon’s appointment as Mr Trump's chief strategist as an “excellent” decision. American Nazi Party chairman, Rocky Suhayda, told CNN that "perhaps Donald is for real." 

Bannon, the chief executive of conservative news site Breitbart, has previously expressed anti-catholic and anti-semitic views in some of the content they have released.

He has admitted that his news platform has provided a platform for the sort of far-right ideology which can lead to white supremacy in an interview with website Mother Jones

This contrasts directly with Donald Trump's official campaign message. During his run for the White House, the Republican rejected an endorsement from the KKK and tried to distance himself from the group, which was founded in the 1860s and continues to mount vicious campaigns against gay and ethnic minority groups.

Despite Mr Trump's attempts to distance himself from white supremacist groups, the KKK has announced it is to hold a victory parade in North Carolina in honour of the Republican's shock election victory over Hillary Clinton last week.

However Scott Shepherd, a former Grand Wizard who now campaigns against racism, told talkRADIO before the election that it didn't matter who won - the KKK would support them regardless in an attempt to gain publicity.