David Duke tweets vile anti-Semitic praise for Trump's Supreme Court nominee


As Democrats resist the theft of a Supreme Court seat from President Obama, others are celebrating Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill that seat. And leading that cheering squad is none other than former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.

Just minutes after Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat that was stolen from Merrick Garland, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke took to Twitter to engage in a repugnant celebration of the pick — explicitly because Gorsuch is not Jewish:

Of course, of the current eight Supreme Court justices, only three are Jewish; the other five are Catholics. So while it is true that there are no Protestant justices at this time, Duke's implication that another Jewish justice would make the Court akin to a Knesset is ludicrous and abhorrent, and about as blatantly anti-Semitic as one could imagine.

Duke also declared that Trump's presidency is already proving a victorious one for white supremacists:

Trump defenders may insist that Trump cannot control who supports him, and that may be true — but this is no accident. Duke's praise comes after a disturbing and lengthy involvement with the Trump team during the presidential campaign. And it comes on the heels of another move by Trump which was certain to appeal to Duke's ilk — issuing a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day which deliberately omitted any reference to the six million Jews who were murdered, or the anti-Semitism that fueled it, and then sending his spokesman out to call those offended by the omission "pathetic."

And then there is the Trump team's overt courtship of white nationalists in Duke's mold, and even the elevation of those with a similar mindset to the administration itself.

Democrats have ample reason to resist Trump and his stolen Supreme Court seat as it stands. The appearance of David Duke, and his hateful ideology, on the opposing sideline is further confirmation of the justness of that resistance.