Among the small number of American newspapers that have embraced Donald Trump’s campaign, there is one, in particular, that stands out.
It is called the Crusader — and it is one of the most prominent newspapers of the Ku Klux Klan.
Under the banner "Make America Great Again," the entire front page of the paper's current issue is devoted to a lengthy defense of Trump’s message — an embrace some have labeled a de facto endorsement.
"'Make America Great Again!' It is a slogan that has been repeatedly used by Donald Trump in his campaign for the presidency," Pastor Thomas Robb wrote in the Crusader. "You can see it on the shirts, buttons, posters and ball caps such as the one being worn here by Trump speaking at a recent rally. … But can it happen? Can America really be great again? This is what we will soon find out!"
"While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, 'What made America great in the first place?'" the article continues. "The short answer to that is simple. America was great not because of what our forefathers did — but because of who our forefathers were.
"America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great."
Apparently the Trump campaign issued a statement rejecting the endorsement and renouncing "hate in any form," but let's face it these white supremacists recognize a fellow Klan member when they see one.
Trump's entire campaign is based on white men feeling oppressed in this society and terrified that they are losing their place at the top of the food chain.
All I can say is "If the pointy white hood fits, wear it."