Wednesday, September 09, 2015

1927 newspaper article indicates that Donald Trump's father was arrested along with KKK members fighting against the police. Well that potentially explains a lot.

Donald Trump and his father Fred Trump
Courtesy of Boing Boing:

According to a New York Times article published in June 1927, a man with the name and address of Donald Trump's father was arraigned after Klan members attacked cops in Queens, N.Y. 

In an article subtitled "Klan assails policeman", Fred Trump is named in among those taken in during a late May "battle" in which "1,000 Klansmen and 100 policemen staged a free-for-all." At least two officers were hurt during the event, after which the Klan's activities were denounced by the city's Police Commissioner, Joseph A. Warren. 

“The Klan not only wore gowns, but had hoods over their faces almost completely hiding their identity,” Warren was quoted as saying in the article, which goes on to identify seven men “arrested in the near-riot of the parade.” 

Named alongside Trump are John E Kapp and John Marcy (charged with felonious assault in the attack on Patrolman William O'Neill and Sgt. William Lockyear), Fred Lyons, Thomas Caroll, Thomas Erwin, and Harry J Free. They were arraigned in Jamaica, N.Y. All seven were represented by the same lawyers, according to the article. 

The final entry on the list reads: “Fred Trump of 175-24 Devonshire Road, Jamaica, was discharged.”

The post goes on to point out that Fred Trump, who would have been about 21 at the time, lived at the same address listed for "The Donald's" father at the time the article was written.

It also provides other information about the incident that strongly suggests Trump senior was involved, and also provides other data strongly suggestive of Fred Trump's uncharitable attitude toward minorities.

If true, I think it goes a long way to help understand why the Donald Trump of today is garnering so much support from the white supremacists.


  1. Leland2:13 PM

    Ho Hum. Not much of a surprise. The apple, after all, doesn't fall too far from the tree.

    Unfortunately, a lot of the current voters will take that as a positive thing!

  2. Wow. Trumpadore's fam was Secc before Secc was cool!

  3. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Now there's a nice natural father and son portrait.

  4. Anonymous3:02 PM

    The appropriate quote for The Donald - 'an apple doesn't fall far from the tree'! Like father, like son! Racist pigs!

  5. hauksdottir3:20 PM

    Trump senior was discharged... because he was rich???

    1. And that's the defense Trump will use if this is brought up....he was discharged so it doesn't count and how dare you accuse a rich person who is your better of being a racist. Oh, and Mexicans love me also, too, you betcha.

  6. Anonymous3:31 PM

    And the Koch brothers' father was a founder of the John Birch Society.
    The camels in the tent.

  7. Anonymous3:39 PM

    If I were the competition against Trump - on the Democratic side - I'd use this new found info as much as possible! The Donald is very much a racist - in his tone! He is anti many Americans throughout our country.

    Watch and research their pasts - all the Republican currently serving in the U.S. Congress! I think many of them would wear the white sheets, if they haven't already!

    Check into the histories of McCain, McConnell, Cruz, the father of Cruz, etc.

  8. Anonymous3:41 PM

    Not surprised, not surprised at all.

  9. ibwilliamsi4:04 PM

    Those were the heady days when sometimes the cops weren't on the same side as the Klan.

  10. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Donald Trump isn't rich because he's a great investor. He's rich because his dad was rich.

    "It takes brains to make millions," according to the slogan of Donald Trump's board game. "It takes Trump to make billions." It appears that's truer than Trump himself might like to admit. A new analysis suggests that Trump would've been a billionaire even if he'd never had a career in real estate, and had instead thrown his father's inheritance into a index fund that tracked the market. His wealth, in other words, isn't because of his brains. It's because he's a Trump.

    In an outstanding piece for National Journal, reporter S.V. Dáte notes that in 1974, the real estate empire of Trump's father, Fred, was worth about $200 million. Trump is one of five siblings, making his stake at that time worth about $40 million. If someone were to invest $40 million in a S&P 500 index in August 1974, reinvest all dividends, not cash out and have to pay capital gains, and pay nothing in investment fees, he'd wind up with about $3.4 billion come August 2015, according to Don't Quit Your Day Job's handy S&P calculator. 


  11. Anonymous4:19 PM

    That picture says it all. The younger, even then, was an arrogant, pompous, entitled bastard.

    1. Anonymous5:03 PM

      Exactly my first thought. A full-of-himself, entitled twerp.

  12. Anonymous4:20 PM

    But it’s this moment later on, from when Trump watched Fiorina reacting to his rise for a TV spot, that’s getting some particular attention tonight:

    When the anchor throws to Carly Fiorina for her reaction to Trump’s momentum, Trump’s expression sours in schoolboy disgust as the camera bores in on Fiorina. “Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

    1. Anonymous10:13 PM

      4:20 -

      Wow. He's emotionally stunted like another prominent extreme public figure we have all come to loath.

  13. Why can't the Black Lives Matter people instead say All Lives Matter ?

  14. BS All lies. The racist sits in the WH along with the people who put him there based on skin color and skin color alone. Can't wait until he is gone. Trump 2016


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