Group calls on Trump to repudiate white supremacist support

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 7:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League is calling on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to repudiate support from former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.

In a statement Thursday, the group calls on Trump to distance himself from Duke and other white supremacists and "publicly condemn their racism."

Duke on Wednesday urged listeners of his radio program to volunteer and vote for Trump, according to audio posted by the website Buzzfeed. He told them that voting against Trump at this point "is really treason to your heritage."

Duke said he hadn't formally endorsed Trump, but supports his candidacy and voting for him as "a strategic action."

Trump has previously said he wouldn't want Duke's endorsement and would repudiate it "if it made you feel better."