Daily Show's Trevor Noah delivers starkest warning yet: KKK is voting for Trump and Clinton only has narrow lead

'If ever there was a reason to vote, it’s because on the other side the KKK sees an opportunity to come back into the mainstream,' says the host

Maya Oppenheim
Tuesday 08 November 2016 12:42
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The Daily Show drops the jokes to deliver important message

There are few more alarming letters that appear alongside each other than K, K, and K. Recognised for their eerie white robes, pointed hoods and flaming crosses, the Ku Klux Klan have come to symbolise white supremacism in its starkest form.

While some assume they belong to some forgotten era, the KKK’s official newspaper The Crusader, recently expressed their support for Donald Trump. Under the well-trodden platitude “Make America Great Again,” the entire front page of the current issue defended the Republican candidate’s message.

The Daily Show's host Trevor Noah has now alerted the public to the gravity and the seriousness of the KKK’s support. The stand-up comedian, who has been a key voice in the election campaign, urged the electorate to vote in order to keep the KKK out of the mainstream.

“I see people online, I see people on TV, I hear people in the streets talking about how they don’t feel like they want to vote,” he said on Monday night. “And I understand that. It’s not always exciting to vote. Some people go, ‘There’s no need to vote, Hillary’s up in the polls.’ Now if you are one of those people, I would urge you to reconsider.”

He then drew attention to the fact Hillary Clinton was only leading by the most wafer-thin of margins in some states and highlighted the 20-point polling failure in the Michigan primary that gave way to a Bernie Sanders victory in that state.

“This is not one of the times to rest,” Noah said. “And the most important reason I say that to you is because the people on Donald Trump’s side are really, really enthusiastic voters.”

“He has the KKK voting for him. Like, if ever there was a reason to vote, it’s because on the other side the KKK sees an opportunity to come back into the mainstream. That is the scariest sh*t I have ever come across in my life,” he warned gravely.

Lightening the tone, Noah concluded there was “no K in complacent”.

The Trump campaign rebuked the article in The Crusader, the newspaper which dubs itself “The Political Voice of White Christian America!“ after it was released. They said the politician and the campaign denounces hate in any form and the publication is “repulsive” and did not represent Mr Trump’s supporters.

Nevertheless, this denouncement can not guarantee that KKK sympathizers will stop supporting Mr Trump.

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