Donald Trump (L) and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke

Donald Trump (L) and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke

*Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears. Donald Trump is, in fact, not a racist. How do we know? The former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan says so.

“Donald Trump is not a racist. And the truth is, in this country, if you simply defend the heritage of European American people, then you’re automatically a racist. There’s massive racial discrimination against European Americans, and that’s the reality,” David Duke said in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep aired Friday on “Morning Edition.”

Duke is currently a Senate candidate from Louisiana on the Republican ticket.

“As a United States senator, nobody will be more supportive of his legislative agenda, his Supreme Court agenda than I will,” Duke said of the GOP presidential nominee.

Duke continued, “I’m 100 percent behind it. I have a long record of being in favor of protecting our borders from this massive immigration.”

Within minutes of Duke declaring his candidacy last month, National Republican Senatorial Committee executive director Ward Baker said that Duke would not have the party’s support “under any circumstance.”

Trump’s campaign has repeatedly disavowed any connection or endorsement from the white supremacist leader.

“I don’t know if he’s with me or not, but I would hope that he and others would realize the same lies they make about him is what they say about me,” Duke said. “I’ve always said that I’m equal rights for all people, but I also believe that European Americans shouldn’t be facing discrimination either, and I’m sick and tired of this very vicious anti-white narrative in our national media, in our movies.”

Regardless of Trump’s public statements about Duke, the Senate candidate expressed confidence that he would have the support of the GOP nominee’s backers in Louisiana.

“We’ve done the analysis of what’s going on in Louisiana. We’ve already polled inside the Trump voters, and we know we’re gonna carry 75 to 80 percent of those who are going to vote for Trump,” Duke said.

Inskeep followed up: “You think Trump voters are your voters?”

“Well of course they are, because I represent the ideas of preserving this country and the heritage of this country and I think Trump represents that as well,” Duke responded.

Listen to the interview below: