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Biden Campaign Perfectly Shuts Down White Supremacist Leader After He Expressed Support for Biden Over Trump

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During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump was endorsed by former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke. At first, Trump wouldn't disavow Duke's endorsement, claiming not to know who he was. After outcry, Trump's campaign said that he did not support Duke's views.

Another famous white supremacist, Richard Spencer, also endorsed Donald Trump and often spoke in public advocating his policies.

By 2018, Spencer said that Trump's moment was gone, and on August 23, Spencer said he intended to vote for Biden.

But the Biden campaign's Rapid Response Director, Andrew Bates, quickly disavowed Spencer's endorsement, asserting that Spencer represented the "vile forces of hate" from which Biden is trying to steer the nation.

It's debatable how genuine Spencer's endorsement of Biden actually is.

He's since gone on to tweet trolling comments about the 2020 election as a whole, including a picture of himself in an avatar endorsing the Biden campaign.



Some called out Spencer's antics.




Others commended the Biden campaign's swift disavowal of the endorsement.






Trump's hesitation to disavow endorsements from unsavory characters continues to raise eyebrows. Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows have refused to disavow QAnon, conspiracy theorists who believe that Trump is saving the world from a network of satanic pedophiles and cannibals operating within the U.S. government.