Donald Trump Jr gives radio interview alongside 'white supremacist'

The son of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump appeared on conservative radio Liberty Roundtable show alongside activist James Edwards

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The Independent US

Donald Trump’s eldest son has appeared alongside a far-right white supremacist while giving an interview on a conservative radio show.

Actively involved in his father’s presidential candidacy campaign, Donald Trump Jr gave an interview on Tuesday for the right-wing Utah-based radio show Liberty Roundtable.

During the interview Mr Trump Jr was in conversation with James Edwards, author of Racism Schmacism and founder of far-right talk show The Political Cesspool, which has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Centre as “a racist, anti-Semitic show”.

The ‘mission’ section of The Political Cesspool’s site states that part of their mission is to “revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races.”

Their ‘mission’ section also states that they “reject abortion, feminism, and homosexuality”.

The show has featured a range of extremists including former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke.

A statement on The Political Cesspool’s site said: “we reject media descriptions of our work as ‘white supremacist’, ‘pro-slavery’ and other such scare words.”

Edwards said in a blog post that he plans to re-broadcast the interview on The Political Cesspool on Saturday.

During the radio interview, Mr Trump Jr described his father as an “amazing guy” who has “changed the game forever”.

He said of the Trump campaign: “It’s not a campaign anymore, it’s a movement.”

The Trump campaign denied knowledge that the interview had taken place, and said that it did not know about Edwards’ personal views. It said: “To [Donald Trump Sr’s] knowledge and that of the campaign, he did not participate in an interview with this individual.”

The billionaire candidate came under fire last Monday, when he failed to disavow former KKK leader David Duke, who endorsed Mr Trump.

When asked about Duke’s endorsement, Mr Trump said: “I don’t know anything about David Duke… I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with ‘white supremacy’.”

In response to criticism, the Republican told NBC "I was sitting in a house in Florida, with a bad earpiece.

"I could hardly hear what he's saying. I hear various groups. I don't mind disavowing anyone. I disavowed Duke the day before at a major conference."

Donald Trump won seven of the 11 states holding nominating contests on Super Tuesday, accelerating his march to the Republican nomination.