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Ron Paul: The Trump KKK Controversy Is A Media Plant [VIDEO]

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Former Rep. Ron Paul says the Donald Trump/Ku Klux Klan controversy “has to be a plant by the media.”

In an interview with CNN’s Carol Costello on Tuesday, Paul said, “It’s interesting the media is able to create the issue, the Ku Klux Klan. You know, I don’t even know if there’s 100 people in the country that even know about it.” (VIDEO: Trump’s Excuse For Not Disavowing KKK: ‘I Had A Lousy Earpiece’)

Costello asked Paul about his thoughts regarding Trump, David Duke, and the Ku Klux Klan, and Paul said, “Well, it’s pretty amazing. … Of course it has to be condemned, but why are people able to bring this up? No politician would want it to be brought up. So it has to be, you know, a plant by the media to instigate it and try to make accusations.”

Costello interjected, “You don’t blame Donald Trump? You blame the media?”

[dcquiz] “Let’s blame them and let’s blame the media for tracking him. But the whole thing is is why did it come up? Sure, we can blame Donald Trump. I blame him for everything else, so blame him, but how did this become the issue of the day? The first question you asked on Super Tuesday is the Ku Klux Klan. This is unbelievable to me. This has been condemned, and they have been marginalized. Nobody cares about them. They’re evil, they’re monsters, and yet now it’s going to be the issue of the day,” Paul said.

The issue of the day should instead be “how in the world do these things occur?” Paul asked. “Why aren’t we talking about the military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve, the deficits, the intrusion of our privacy and all the intrusions of our liberties, which are never touched? The protectionism that’s going on and presented, this socialism versus national populism — those are the issues, but today it’s the Ku Klux Klan.” (VIDEO: Ryan Warns Trump: Nominee Must Disavow Bigoted Groups)

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