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White supremacist dog-whistle blower Donald Trump insists "there's nobody that has done so much for equality as I have"

Apparently the Donald doesn't know quite how exclusive the category he used there is -- not MLK, not Gandhi, etc.


Scott Eric Kaufman
March 1, 2016 8:35PM (UTC)

On "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, GOP front-runner Donald Trump called in to combat charges that he's blowing dog-whistles for white supremacists, insisting that he's always been a champion of racial equality.

"There's nobody that's done so much for equality as I have," he said.

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"You take a look at Palm Beach, Florida -- I built the Mar-A-Lago Club, totally open to everybody -- a club that, frankly, set a new standard in clubs and a new standard in Palm Beach," he said. "I’ve gotten great credit for it -- it’s totally open to everybody."

He said the same will be true of the Republican Party if he becomes its nominee for president. "The party is going to get bigger," he said. "The Republican Party is growing larger."

"If it didn’t it has no chance," Trump added. "It’ll be like Mitt Romney four years ago. It has no chance of winning. We are getting people into the party that it never had before."

Watch the entire interview below via ABC News.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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