“This tactic of forcing people in public life to renounce, disavow people who would vote for them to please another group of people, is absolute folly. The question should be asked: Is David Duke an American citizen? Are the White supremacists American citizens? Do they as citizens have the right of free thought, free speech, free association and freedom to believe what they believe? Then if you are not going to strip them of their citizenship and someone is trying to become president–not of some but of all–then if that person should win: They are the president of the Klu Klux Klan, they are the president of White supremacists, they are the president of Black haters, they are the president of the LGBTQ community, they are the president of all. It is not necessary to disavow any segment of the American people until America says we’re going to take away their citizenship.
This is the trick that Hillary Clinton did to Senator Barack Obama to make him disavow me before the American people would vote for him. If I were in the disavowing and renouncing business, I would disavow and renounce any support I got from the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center–two of the greatest hate groups in America.”
An Official Statement from
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (March 1, 2016)