Trump Shares Tweet Claiming Clinton’s ‘Mentor’ Was ‘KKK Member’
Donald Trump suggested that Hillary Clinton was mentored by the KKK in a tweet he shared on Sunday.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
The Hill reports:
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.
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