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'The guy does deserve a bullet,' Eric Trump says of David Duke

Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump.
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Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump.

Remember when Republican nominee Donald Trump took a lot of criticism after he didn't strongly disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke's endorsement during the primary campaign? Well, his son, Eric Trump made sure there was no ambiguity regarding his own opinion of Duke, telling a Denver radio host on Tuesday that he thinks the white supremacist deserves "a bullet."

After KHOW host Ross Kaminsky said that Duke — who is running for a Louisiana Senate seat — "desperately deserves a bullet in the head," Trump agreed.

"Ross, it's disgusting," Trump said. "And by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I'd get killed for it. But I think I'll say it anyway. The guy does deserve a bullet. These aren't good people. These are horrible people."

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Trump went on to commend his father's outreach to African-Americans. "My father is the first Republican who's gone out and said, 'Listen, what's happened to the African-American community is horrible and I'm going to take care of it.'"

Trump said the Democrats are deliberately trying to make his father look like a bigot by tying him to Duke. "This is the MO of the DNC," he said. He said the Clinton campaign intended to discredit his father by labeling him a "bigot, a racist, xenophobic, this and that."

Despite Duke's racist views, some might say advocating his assassination is a bit over the top. Perhaps the younger Trump ought to have heeded the advice he said he sometimes gives his father that "sometimes you're just too brutally direct."

But, as Eric Trump said in the radio interview, "In terms of guns we're the most pro-Second Amendment family in the entire world."

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