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IPR: Trump, now claiming ignorance, once cited David Duke for why he left Reform Party in 2000

Donald Trump (left) with former Reform Party Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura

Andy Craig reported the following over at IPR today: 

The third-party pasts of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been brought up intermittently as they seek this year’s major-party nominations. In Sander’s case, it was the radicalism of his 1970s Liberty Union platform that included abolition of the CIA and total rejection of all gun control laws, and his independent campaigns in the 1980s against Democratic nominees. Donald Trump’s latest headline-grabber, was his refusal to disavow David Duke’s endorsement of him. Duke is the notorious former Klansman and Louisiana state legislator, who ran a campaign for Governor that inspired the memorable (and successful) bumper sticker: “Vote for the crook, it’s important.” in reference to Duke’s ethically-challenged Democratic opponent.

Reason notes, however, that Trump was at one time more familiar with Duke. He explicitly cited David Duke’s involvement as a reason why he left the Reform Party in 2000, after briefly seeking its nomination, which went to Pat Buchanan that year. From Reason:

But Trump certainly knew who David Duke was in 2000. As The New York Times reported at the time, Trump declined to be a presidential candidate on the Reform Party ticket explicitly because of Duke’s Klan connections:

Mr. Trump painted a fairly dark picture of the Reform Party in his statement, noting the role of Mr. Buchanan, along with the roles of David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and Lenora Fulani, the former standard-bearer of the New Alliance Party and an advocate of Marxist-Leninist politics.

“The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani,” he said in his statement. “This is not company I wish to keep.” [viaJustin Green]

Read the rest here.

 

 

Pat Buchanan Addresses Donald Trump’s Proposed Moratorium on Muslim Immigration

From IPR

Yesterday, the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee Pat Buchanan, whose long history with current Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was documented here last July, wrote a column for World Net Daily on Trump’s recent proposal to halt Muslim immigration into the United States: Continue reading

Texas Reform Party Notifies Secretary of State that it Intends to Try to Qualify in 2016

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Texas has a unique law that says if a group intends to qualify as a political party, it must notify the Secretary of State by January 2 of the election year. The Reform Party of Texas recently filed this notice.

Reform Party Reaffirms its Support of the First Amendment

rpeagle-190From the Reform Party website:

 

Due to recent comments uttered by the campaign of a Republican Presidential Candidate, The Reform Party of the United States would like to reaffirm its support of the first amendment. This amendment, ratified by the Founding Fathers, is the key cornerstone to American Freedom and Liberty. The Reform Party also believes that protecting the first amendment rights of all Americans is one of the most important duties of the American Courts, the Federal Congress and the President of the United States.

The first amendment reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The Reform Party of the United States stands against any individual, institution or politician that wishes to abridge the rights afforded to the American People by the Constitution of the United States.

Three Individuals Seeking Reform Party’s Presidential Nomination

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According to an email received from Reform Party national chairman David Collison, three individuals are currently declared as seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination: Ed Chlapowski, Ken Cross, and Lynn Kahn. IPR previously reported on Cross, the party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, here. The party is currently conducting an internal poll to gauge member support for the candidates. Continue reading

Alex Jones and Donald Trump compliment each other, Roger Stone

WTF @ IPR:

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During the interview both Jones and Trump were very complimentary of each other and Roger Stone, Trump’s former top adviser who is still a vocal supporter of the billionaire. Continue reading

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