A six-year-old girl was among the recipients of a fundraising letter from former KKK leader and Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke urging voters to back him and Donald Trump, according to the Huffington Post:
“’Thank God Trump has emerged and embraced my issues such as stopping immigration, fair trade not free trade, and America First. I will be the most outspoken voice in the Senate. Nothing could have more impact than to send me to the Senate!” Duke says in the letter, adding that he would work to preserve “our heritage” if elected.
The letter closes with a promise of an autographed Duke-Trump hat for a contribution of $50, and an autographed hat and shirt for $100.
“My wife and I were horrified to receive this letter addressed to our innocent sweet daughter from this prolific racist, especially since we don’t even live in his state, we live in Florida! Certainly David Duke needs to work on his targeting,” Dr. Jamie Amir, the father of the six-year-old girl, told the Huffington Post.
“Dr. Jamie Amir, who was born in London to a Pakistani father and a Maltese mother, said he was distraught upon receiving the letter,” notes HuffPo:
Although he has lived in the U.S. since 2003, Amir said he decided to get his U.S. citizenship this year in order to vote in the election. He added that he was proud to belong to “a very culturally diverse family,” a photo of which he shared, that he said represented “the complete antithesis of David Duke’s message.”
Donald Trump’s message, however, has been music to ears of David Duke and other white supremacists. The former KKK Grand Wizard has been a fervent supporter of the Republican nominee since the launch of his Presidential campaign, even robocalling for him this past summer.
And just this past weekend, Trump was featured on the front page of the KKK’s official newspaper, “The Crusader”:
— Casey (@pari_passu) October 16, 2016
“Requests for copies of the Klan’s newspaper, the Crusader — a quarterly publication that calls itself ‘The Political Voice of White Christian America!’ — has skyrocketed,” noted Mic this past summer.
“I love it,” Duke told the LA Times this past September. “The fact that Donald Trump’s doing so well, it proves that I’m winning. I am winning.”