“The fact that Donald Trump’s doing so well, it proves that I’m winning. I am winning.”
Who said it?
Former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, racial-segregation advocate, holocaust-denier and tax cheat David Duke.
What was the context?
Inspired by Donald Trump, Duke has announced he's running for Senate in Louisiana.
Is there any merit to this claim?
Sadly, we cannot ignore the fact that Trump collected more than 14 million votes nationwide in the Republican primaries, which has given racism, bigotry and misogyny a world-wide media platform. But that does not mean that Duke, who unsuccessfully ran for the Louisiana State Senate, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Governor of Louisiana, is anywhere near "winning."
Is this the first time he has come out with a load of bullshit?
We are not going to trivialize a long history of pro-active racism, but if you are curious about conspiracy theories, Duke keeps not only a very active Twitter feed, but also a personal website. Be warned: Your rage will rise as fast as your faith in humanity drops.