The Ku Klux Klan has planned a parade to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the infamous white nationalist group announced Thursday. The "victory klavalkade Klan parade" is scheduled for Dec. 3 in North Carolina.
The parade is set to be organized by The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, in Pelham, North Carolina, which sits just south of the Virginia border. It was not immediately clear where in North Carolina the parade would take place.
While many Americas woke up Wednesday morning to a grainy picture online of what appeared to be figures wearing the recognizable white hooded KKK uniforms celebrating Trump’s victory in Mebane, North Carolina, the same KKK spokeswoman told Snopes that the group had not.
North Carolina proved to be a pivotal piece in the puzzle of Trump’s eventual election. Though President Barack Obama, a Democrat, carried the state in his 2008 presidential campaign, Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney edged him in 2012, winning 50.39 percent of the vote. Trump won North Carolina Tuesday on his way to defeating former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by nearly 5 percentage points, the Charlotte Observer reported.
With the headline “Make America Great Again” plastered in big block letters across the front page of the KKK's official newspaper, The Crusader officially endorsed Trump for president Nov. 2, the Washington Post reported.
Notable white nationalist and former KKK “grand wizard” David Duke hinted that Trump won the presidency because of the support of white supremacist groups.
The Trump camp denounced the several white supremacist groups that supported his candidacy throughout the presidential race.
The KKK has described itself as being neither an evil nor a hateful group. Rather, Klan members wish to live apart from the “darker races” in America. "It is the duty of all white Christian men and women to fight against the Communist who have stolen our Nation," its website reads in part.