Glass houses: New Clinton ad tries to tie Trump to KKK; just one problem

Glass houses: New Clinton ad tries to tie Trump to KKK; just one problem

The Clinton campaign has hit a new despicable low. They have come out with an ad that attempts to draw connections between the Republican nominee Donald Trump and the Ku Klux Klan.

Via Politico:

“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” says a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at the top of the video, followed by the images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally.

The video’s release comes on the same day that Clinton is scheduled to deliver a speech on the so-called “alt-right” political movement that has formed much of Trump’s base from the beginning of his campaign. In the video, an unidentified voice labels the alt-right as “the sort of dressed-up-in-suits version of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.”

Here’s the ad:

There’s just one problem. And that’s that two can play the same game.

In March, a California branch of the KKK raised tens of thousands of dollars for Clinton’s campaign saying, “For the KKK, Clinton is our choice.”

Prior to that, a Ku Klux Klan grand dragon expressed support for the Democratic nominee. That man, Will Quigg, told The Telegraph:

We want Hillary Clinton to win. She is telling everybody one thing, but she has a hidden agenda. She’s telling everybody what they want to hear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. [But] once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colors are going to show.

Here’s footage of Quigg’s remarks courtesy of Gateway Pundit:

Finally, there’s this troubling video, which shows Clinton speaking highly of a former Klan member on his passing:

Yep, sad but true. Former U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.) was a card-carrying member of and recruiter for the KKK. In the 1940s, he obtained the KKK rank of “exalted cyclops” and spent decades promoting their vile, racist message.

In her recorded tribute Clinton gushes:

Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility. It is almost impossible to imagine the United States Senate without Robert Byrd. He was not only its longest serving member. He was its heart, its soul, and its historian. [Emphasis added]

Indeed, this historian made history as a Senator, delivering the longest filibuster ever against the Civil Rights Act.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

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Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.

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