Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke thinks President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser is a "great pick." Duke, who previously served as a Louisiana state representative and who ran for Senate in Louisiana this year, tweeted Thursday night that Flynn clearly knows who the "real enemies" are. Duke included a message Flynn retweeted in July as evidence:
Flynn took a lot of flak for that retweet, which was in response to a claim made by Hillary Clinton's campaign manager during an appearance on CNN that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails. Flynn later apologized for the retweet, which he said was a "mistake," and a Republican National Committee spokesperson said in a comment to The Guardian that "there is no place in the Republican Party for anti-Semitic comments."
Flynn wasn't the only Trump appointee to get Duke's stamp of approval. Duke tweeted twice to applaud Trump's choice of Breitbart News' Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Becca Stanek