In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen. Robert Byrd, a former member and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. Clinton called Byrd “my friend and mentor” in a video message to commemorate his passing.
Video of her mourning Byrd Below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
The tweet came from Diamond and Silk—sisters Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who are black—who vocally support Trump and speak frequently at his rallies.
It references remarks Clinton made about former West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, after his death in 2010, Clinton called Byrd “a true American original, my friend and mentor.”
Byrd, the longest-serving U.S. senator in history, served as a grand dragon in the Klan in his youth.
The Following is a video of Bill Clinton trying to justify Robert Byrd’s membership in the KKK:
Bill Clinton has been accused of perjury and rape himself. This video shows outright that he is a KKK apologist. Disgusting. Robert Byrd recruited 150 other members to the KKK as a “Kleagle”, therefore his relationship was certainly not a “fleeting” one that Bill Clinton attempts to purport: “Bob Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to form a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan
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