According to Eric Trump, son of Republican nominee Donald Trump, the former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke deserves to be shot. Duke is currently running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana and has consistently tried to hitch his wagon to Trump’s, despite the real-estate mogul’s distancing from the racist leader.
The younger Trump’s comments came during an interview with Ross Kaminsky, a host on 630 KHOW Denver radio, who first laid down the suggestion that Duke deserves execution. “Ross, it’s disgusting,” Trump said of Duke’s campaign, “and by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I’d get killed for it but I think I’ll say it anyway: the guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren’t good people. These are horrible people.” He then attempted to use the situation to praise his father: “I commend my father. My father’s the first Republican who’s gone out and said, ‘Listen, what’s happened to the African-American community is horrible and I’m going to take care of it.’” Asked for comment by CNN, Duke said, “That’s a good one, I’m in the middle of project right now,” requesting the network call him back later. “I have think about it.” Read more at CNN.