Well Donald Trump is sure inspiring the right kind of people to jump into politics. A former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke, is now offially signed up to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
Duke commented, “the climate of this country has moved in my direction.”
“I believe my time has come,” Duke said after submitting his paperwork for the ballot.
“The people of this country, the patriotic, decent, God-fearing people of this country are now right with me.”
His move came just a day after Mr. Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president. His slogan, not surprisingly, is: “America first.”
Duke remarks that his principles are similar to the themes Republicans are now supporting in Trump’s campaign, on issues such as immigration and trade.
Americans are now “embracing the core issues I have fought for my entire life,” Duke said.
He is a registered Republican and is seeking the open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter.
Oh and did I mention he’s a convicted felon? Duke pleaded guilty in 2002 to bilking his supporters and cheating on his taxes.
Although he spent a year in federal prison, he also denied any wrongdoing.