Donald Trump Saturday quoted a tweet linking Hillary Clinton to the KKK.
Trump quoted a Diamond and Silk tweet from Thursday to attack Clinton. Diamond and Silk are the stage names of two African-American video bloggers who support Trump.
“@DiamondandSilk: Crooked Hillary getting desperate. On TV bashing Trump. @CNN, she forgot how she said a KKK member was her mentor,” Trump tweeted.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
The KKK member that the tweet appears to be referring to is former West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd. Byrd was a Ku Klux Klan member in the 1940s and later disavowed the KKK and repeatedly apologized for his involvement. In 2010, after Byrd’s death, Clinton made a video in which she described him as her mentor.