- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has received more than $20,000 in donations contributed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, a prominent member of the hate group said Monday.

“For the KKK, Clinton is our choice,” said Will Quigg, California Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights, Vocativ reported.

Mr. Quigg, the leader of the Klan’s California chapter, announced last month that he had abandoned supporting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in lieu of backing his likely Democratic opponent. The Klansman claims that members have raised more than $20,000 for Mrs. Clinton and have donated it anonymously to her campaign.

“She is friends with the Klan,” Mr. Quigg told Vocativ. “A lot of people don’t realize that.”

Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwein disputed the grand dragon’s claim and said the former secretary of state has rejected the group’s endorsement.

“This is completely false,” Mr. Schwerin told Vocativ. “We want no part of them or their money and vehemently reject their hateful agenda.”

The Clinton campaign has “not received anywhere close to $20,000 in anonymous donations in total, [so] it is impossible that they are telling the truth,” Mr. Schwerin added.

According to Vocativ, Federal Election Commission filings suggest the same. Nevertheless, Mr. Quigg claims that the presumptive Democratic candidate’s agenda aligns with the Klan‘s.

“All the stuff she’s saying now, she’s saying so she can get into office, OK?” Mr. Quigg said. “She doesn’t care about illegal immigrants — she’s acting like she does so she can get into office. Once she’s in office, then she’ll implement her policies. She’s a Democrat. The Klan has always been a Democratic organization.”

David Duke, a former Republican Louisiana State Representative who previously held the title of Grand Dragon of the state’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, came out in support Mr. Trump’s campaign earlier this year, prompting Mr. Trump to publicly repudiate the endorsement.

Mr. Trump “couldn’t run this country more than he could run a county,” Mr. Quigg told Vocativ. “He knows nothing about politics, or about foreign affairs. He went to Israel and almost got thrown out.”

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