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CNN anchor Jake Tapper asks Donald Trump 3 times if he would condemn David Duke and the KKK
Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2016 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 02/28/2016 7:22:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

CNN anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly asked Donald Trump on Sunday to denounce David Duke's support for his candidacy, but Trump insisted he didn't know anything about about the former KKK grand wizard.

"Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don't want his vote and that of other white supremacists in this election?" Tapper asked Trump on "State of the Union."

But Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, said he didn't have enough information to answer the question:

I don't know anything about David Duke, OK? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don't know. I mean, 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. And so you're asking me a question that I'm supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.

BuzzFeed reported last week that Duke, a prominent white nationalist, urged his supporters to back Trump. Duke was quoted saying on his radio show that "voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage."

On his Sunday show, Tapper continued to press Trump on the subject.

"Even if you don't know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally that you condemn them and you don't want their support?" he asked Trump.

But Trump again insisted again he didn't know about Duke:

I have to look at the group. I mean, I don't know what group you're talking about. You wouldn't want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them.

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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

At this point, the KKK is the government, it is only used to divide people, what the government is only good at

81 posted on 02/28/2016 8:03:48 AM PST by arl295
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To: PGalt

No one is required to answer ambush questions from biased, Left Wing “journalists.” No one. That’s something the pussies - there I said it - in the Republican Party can’t seem to learn.

83 posted on 02/28/2016 8:04:07 AM PST by TTFlyer
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To: llmc1

So DID know all about Duke and the KKK?

84 posted on 02/28/2016 8:04:52 AM PST by Beagle8U
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To: SeekAndFind
Yo, El Trumpo, bone up on your KKK history would ya?

Start here....

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85 posted on 02/28/2016 8:05:10 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

This kind of crap is exactly why we need more pressure on the media to be held libel

86 posted on 02/28/2016 8:06:25 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: mylife

He has bright lights shining in his face for the camera shot and his eyes are probably light sensitive. That’s often the case of ppl with blue eyes.

87 posted on 02/28/2016 8:08:36 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: fireman15; All
Trump is an idiot [post #3]

Look Brilliant, We get it... you love the Cuban tag team and don’t like Donald Trump, but saying he is an idiot is inaccurate. Donald Trump reportedly has an IQ of 175 and he has made billions of dollars; those are not something an idiot could have accomplished. Your statement makes all of us wonder how brilliant you really are.

I don't wonder at all.

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88 posted on 02/28/2016 8:08:46 AM PST by mkjessup (Say Ted? Trump has Sarah Palin, YOU have (*snicker*) Glenn Beck. How's that workin' out for ya?)
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To: Leaning Right

Good call!

89 posted on 02/28/2016 8:09:37 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: MattinNJ

It’s not FR. FR is loaded with a boatload of shills who pop out during political season.

The point is to poison the voting pool. It’s the oldest trick in the book and it goes a long way back.

People are actually PAID to do this on behalf of the candidates.

90 posted on 02/28/2016 8:11:16 AM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: SeekAndFind

I think that condemning a person every time they do anything good, bad, or indifferent is shunning. Shunning typically is practiced by religious communities and it has a very checkered track record as a means of behavior modification.

91 posted on 02/28/2016 8:11:36 AM PST by BlackAdderess ("They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ---Andy Warhol)
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To: Johnny B.
Please provide any actual evidence (i.e. not a Trump Tweet), that supports that ridiculous claim.

Despite your insulting remarks, the number I quoted came from a television show that was looking for the smartest kid in the USA. I watched it before this election cycle but the number stuck in my head. One of the first results that comes up in an Internet search this morning is this from a columnist who says he is the one who revealed in a 2004 New York Times article that George Bush had a higher IQ than John Kerry. So he is probably a more credible source than the TV show. About Donald Trump's IQ he says,

“Donald Trump graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and anthropology. Mensa doesn't accept SAT scores from after 1994. However Mr Trump was a student at Wharton when it was possible to derive an accurate IQ core from known SAT scores. Given the usual requirements for admission to a top school like Wharton, I estimate that Mr. Trump has a 156 IQ at the minimum.

The standard description of this level of intelligence is “Genius – Exception intellectual ability and capable of looking beyond known facts.” However, the percentile rating is more revealing than the raw score. A 156 IQ is at the 99.9905490555 percentile. That means that Donald Trump is smarter than 99.99 percent of the people on planet earth. Not only does Trump qualify for membership in Mensa but he could join the Triple Nine Society.”

92 posted on 02/28/2016 8:11:49 AM PST by fireman15 (The USA will be toast if the Democrats are able to take the Presidency in 2016)
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To: mylife
Why not? they are doing it to Cruz with Beck

I'm still, probably foolishly, adhering to the "don't pull the same crap as the full-chimp-mode opposition" ethic.

93 posted on 02/28/2016 8:12:25 AM PST by Washi (Don't blame me. I voted for the conservative.)
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To: mkjessup



94 posted on 02/28/2016 8:12:49 AM PST by Jane Long (Go Trump, go! Make America Safe Again :)
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To: ScottinVA

Trump did the right thing ...why should he play on Tapper’s terms ? ...this is the latest attack angle on Trump and it will only strengthen Trump ... i’m not surprised to see some on here cheerleading this latest ploy ...

95 posted on 02/28/2016 8:13:29 AM PST by Neu Pragmatist (It's now or never , Trump now more than ever)
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting, because Trump was really quick to answer this question when it was put to him at the “Christie endrosement” presser. No hesitation, “I disavow the endorsement.”

96 posted on 02/28/2016 8:14:06 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Awgie

Prior to this interview Trump has disavowed himself from David Duke more than a few times. Tapper trying to make an issue where there is none.

97 posted on 02/28/2016 8:15:18 AM PST by GilGil
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To: SeekAndFind

So the 1st few threads you posted were not enoguh?

You know better then to spam post.

98 posted on 02/28/2016 8:16:07 AM PST by MNJohnnie ( Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you listened to his last few speeches prior to this interview you would know that he has categorically disavowed himself from Duke! This is a non issue.

99 posted on 02/28/2016 8:17:24 AM PST by GilGil
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To: SeekAndFind
Exactly who are we going to condem?

100 posted on 02/28/2016 8:17:30 AM PST by Delta 21 (Patiently waiting for the jack booted kick at my door.)
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