Ku Klux Klan To Hold Trump Victory Parade In North Carolina
Donald Trump's presidential win is a fresh wound in the hearts of many, but that hasn't stopped the Ku Klux Klan from holding back their joy as they announced plans for a parade in Trump's honor next month.
The Loyal White Knights of Pelham, North Carolina highlighted their plans for the Dec. 3 parade titled, The Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade on Thursday (Nov. 10). A location nor time wasn't released, but the group shared their thoughts on Trump's win which they proudly claim, "united white people."
They also shared they weren't a hate group, despite their dislike for biracial, LGBTQ and African-Americans they referred to as "darker people" and n***a with the hard-r on their site.
They also shared a mission statement that urges white people to come together in 2016:
"Most of our youth are on DRUGS or pregnant with a mongrel child. If our forefathers could see America today they would have our Government Leaders put to DEATH. For Treason against the American people. They are rolling in their graves as you read this now. We as a people can change this course in which America has taken. We need to come together as WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICANS and spread the word to others. Grab the blind Liberals by their heads and shake them until they wake up. From their J** TUBE naps and tell them to look around because the ship is sinking. And through the Ku Klux Klan we will wake America up to the evils which are in our Government. We will unite proud white Americans to our cause because we have the LORD on our side. And with CHRIST we can’t lose. So if you are White and proud join the crowd join the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan TODAY!!!!"
To an extent, white voters aged 45-64 did come together as exit polls revealed they were Trump's biggest supporters. The businessman won the state over Hillary Clinton by 5 percentage points. The group of 150 to 200 members were the leaders of a rally in South Carolina that protested the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol last year.
A spokeswoman by the name of "Amanda" confirmed the parade and denied holding a victory rally in Mebane, Snopes reports. A viral photo falsely claimed the group walked on overpass celebrating Trump's win. Journalist Natalie Allison Janicello says the image was a photo from a protest two days prior by Trump protestors. "There was no one claiming or professing to be part of the KKK," Janicello said. "These were just local conservatives who were out there for Trump."