While the leaked racist photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has sparked controversy across the political spectrum, perhaps no group has felt more outraged than the current-day members of the Ku Klux Klan.
“This photo is a stark reminder of our dark past,” said former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. “While I’m proud of our group’s progressive message in 2019, our greatest shame is the fact that so many of us—my God, so many—used to belong to that disgusting, dated organization known as the Democratic Party.
“Even though we don’t like to talk about it anymore,” Duke continued, “it’s a known fact that the Democrats and the Klan were closely linked until a few decades ago. I just want to assure everybody that we have been working very, very hard to send a message that those days are long gone.”