Apparently, Donald Trump comes about his racist tendencies naturally, as a report has surfaced that shows his father, Fred Trump, was once arrested for his participation in a KKK riot in the 1930s.
According to The Washington Post, “On Memorial Day 1927, brawls erupted in New York led by sympathizers of the Italian fascist movement and the Ku Klux Klan. In the fascist brawl, which took place in the Bronx, two Italian men were killed by anti-fascists. In Queens, 1,000 white-robed Klansmen marched through the Jamaica neighborhood, eventually spurring an all-out brawl in which seven men were arrested.”
Among those arrested in the riots? One Fred Trump, Donald Trump’s father, according this arrest report, which matches Trump’s name to the address where he lived with his Mother in 1930:
This is Donald Trump’s father. Trump had a brother named Fred, but he wasn’t born until more than a decade later. The Fred Trump at Devonshire Road was the Fred C. Trump who lived there with his mother, according to the 1930 Census.
When this surfaced in 2015, Donald Trump vehemently denied the reports of his father’s arrest:
He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened. This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.
That’s an awful lot of denial in one paragraph, Mr. Trump. Especially considering the newspaper and arrest record above seem to prove your father was there and was arrested.