The KKK’s Official Newspaper Just Announced Its Support For Donald Trump

Another white nationalist notch in Trump’s belt.

<a href="">Patrick T. Fallon</a>/Reuters via ZUMA Press

The official newspaper of the Ku Klux Klan voiced its support for Donald Trump today, adding to the already lengthy list of white nationalist groups who have cheered the Republican presidential nominee. The KKK quarterly The Crusader (“The Premier Voice Of The White Resistance”) devoted its latest front page to a throaty defense of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

“You can see it on the shirts, buttons, posters and ball caps such as the one being worn here by Trump speaking at a recent rally,” writes Pastor Thomas Robb, the head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. “But can it happen? Can America really be great again? This is what we will soon find out!”

“While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What made America great in the first place?'” Robb continues. “The short answer to that is simple. America was great not because of what our forefathers did — but because of who our forefathers were. America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great.”

Asked by the Washington Post, Robb stopped short of calling it a formal endorsement—the article warns fellow white nationalists that most conservatives, Trump included, do not fully grasp that a “racial time bomb” is ticking—but said it nevertheless showed the paper’s enthusiastic support for the Trump campaign.

“Overall, we do like his nationalist views and his words about shutting down the border to illegal aliens. It’s not an endorsement because, like anybody, there’s things you disagree with,” Robb said. “But he kind of reflects what’s happening throughout the world.”

Update Tuesday November 1, 9:50 pm ET: The Trump campaign just issued a statement denouncing the paper.


Read more about Donald Trump’s extremist supporters here.


We recently wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for our ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project, and it was a smashing success. About 10,364 readers pitched in with donations averaging $45, and together they contributed about $467,374 toward our $500,000 goal.

That's amazing. We still have donations from letters we sent in the mail coming back to us, so we're on pace to hit—if not exceed—that goal. Thank you so much. We'll keep you posted here as the project ramps up, and you can join the hundreds of readers who have alerted us to corruption to dig into.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.


Share your feedback: We’re planning to launch a new version of the comments section. Help us test it.