TIME 2016 Election

Eric Trump Says White Supremacist David Duke Deserves a Bullet

Eric Trump speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tasos Katopodis—WireImage Eric Trump speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

"A guy like David Duke is disgusting"

Eric Trump said in a new interview Thursday that white supremacist David Duke is “disgusting” and suggested the former Ku Klux Klan leader deserves to be shot.

Trump, the son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, made the remarks during an on-air discussion with 630 KHOW Denver after its radio host said Duke “desperately needs a bullet in the head.”

“The guy does deserve a bullet,” the younger Trump said. “I mean, these aren’t good people. These are horrible people.”

“A guy like David Duke is disgusting,” he later added.

The elder Trump has been distancing himself from Duke after Duke’s endorsement briefly marred his campaign in controversy earlier this year when the White House hopeful was criticized for hesitating to disavow Duke.

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