Trump disavows support of former KKK leader

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen inside the Trump International Hotel while voters caucus in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 23, 2016. US Republican presidential candidates face off in Nevada as frontrunner Donald Trump tries to maintain momentum with a rousing victory in the last contest before next week's all-important "Super Tuesday" votes. / AFP / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is stepping back from comments he made over the weekend when he claimed to know nothing about former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, saying that he couldn’t hear the questions clearly.

Trump was asked Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether he rejected support for his presidential campaign from the former KKK Grand Dragon and other white supremacists after Duke.

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke. OK?” Trump told host Jake Tapper.

On Monday, however, he told NBC’s “Today” that he was given a “very bad earpiece” for the interview and that he “disavowed David Duke all weekend long on Facebook and on Twitter.”


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