Trevor Noah drops actual history on ignorant Donald Trump supporters

People "skip over that when it comes to race relations ... Republicans and Democrats switched sides"

Published March 4, 2016 12:04PM (EST)

"Daily Show" freshman Trevor Noah last night discussed the politics of the KKK as it relates to the on-air tussle between Jeffrey Lord and Van Jones during CNN's Super Tuesday coverage.

"Obviously a Grand Wizard of the KKK praising the Republican frontrunner is going to stir up a lot of emotions," Noah said, referring to David Duke's endorsement of Donald Trump (and Trump's initial refusal to disavow Duke -- a news cycle unto itself).

Responding to Lord's null argument that the KKK was the "military wing of the Democratic party," Noah said, "A lot of people like to skip over the fact that when it comes to race relations, historically, Republicans and Democrats switched positions."

So what Lord was saying -- that the KKK was Democratic -- "That was true in like 1910," Noah said. "But then after WWII, Democratic presidents like Truman and Johnson, they started supporting Civil Rights laws. And that led to a mass exodus of racists from the Democratic party."

"Now that we know all of this, we can see why it's nonsense that this helmet head is trying to link the Klan to modern day Democrats," he continued. "Because everything has changed."

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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