CNN CLAIMS DEMOCRATS DID NOT FOUND THE KU KLUX KLAN
CNN does it again. On their show “Reality Check", the host tried to claim that the Democrat Party did not found the KKK and didn’t own slaves.
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Of course, this goes against all mainstream history and common sense. Anyone who even has a little knowledge of history knows the Democrat party was the party of slavery and the KKK. I don’t think I need to go into too much detail because most people who are reading this already knows their history.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by ex-Confederate soldiers Frank McCord, Richard Reed, John Lester, John Kennedy, J. Calvin Jones and James Crowe in Pulaski, Tennessee. The group was originally a “social club” but quickly became a violent white supremacist group. They were also hardcore democrats and absolutely hated black people and poor whites.
Its first grand wizard was Nathan Bedford Forrest, an ex-Confederate general and prominent slave trader. He was also a Democrat.
CNN even tried to claim that Robert Byrd was not in the KKK but instead he only had ties to the KKK. Robert Byrd was a Grand Wizard of the KKK and he admits that himself. He actually apologized for it before his death.
CNN references a USA Today “fact check” article during the whole episode that was full of lies.