Reince Priebus, the Republican National Convention chairman, tweeted a rejection of Duke Saturday, a day after Duke announced he was running to represent Louisiana in the Senate.
“David Duke & his hateful bigotry have no place in the Republican Party & the RNC will never support his candidacy under any circumstance,” the tweet read.
In Duke’s announcement video, posted Friday morning, he vowed to fight for the rights and heritage of “European Americans” and promised that “a revolution is coming in the United States of America.”
In the past, Duke has been a neo-Nazi, spent time in federal prison and lectured against Jewish people and in favor of separating different races.
“The New York Times admitted that my platform became the GOP mainstream and propelled Republicans to control of Congress,” Duke said in the video. He added that he was “overjoyed to see Donald Trump, and most Americans, embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years.”
Duke has endorsed Trump for president and has even taken to using Trump’s slogan, “America First,” for his own campaign.
Several days after Duke’s endorsement, Trump disavowed Duke and the KKK in March.
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