- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey isn’t backing down from his support for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

The Post and Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1Qpx8ZK) the continued endorsement comes as Trump is facing criticism for not immediately repudiating support from the Ku Klux Klan during an interview last weekend.

The population of North Charleston is majority black. Summey said Tuesday he still sees Trump as the candidate best-suited to fix the nation’s problems, and that he doesn’t consider Trump to be racist.

During an interview with CNN on Sunday, Trump declined to disavow support from David Duke, the KKK’s former grand wizard. Trump said he didn’t know anything about the group. He later complained he couldn’t hear the questions because of a bad earpiece. Trump did ultimately distance himself from the KKK support.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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