Governor Mike Pence made an appearance on CNN a few minutes ago and was asked directly whether David Duke is deplorable.
He refused to answer.
"I'm not sure why the media keeps dropping David Duke's name," Pence scolded. We don't want his support and we don't want the support of people thinking like him."
He continued, "I'm not in the name-calling business, what you did. The millions of people who support Donald Trump are not a basket of anything and what she said was shocking."
Deplorable, defined: very bad in a way that causes shock, fear, or disgust : deserving to be deplored
But Mike Pence cannot say so. This is, my friends, exactly what is wrong with this election year.
David Duke is impressed that Pence 'rejected media's game."
“It’s good to see an individual like Pence and others start to reject this absolute controlled media,” Duke told BuzzFeed News. “The truth is that the Republican Party in Louisiana — I received the vast majority of Republican votes for United States Senator before and for governor before that in my state. The truth is the Republican Party is big tent. I served in the Republican caucus. I was in the Republican caucus in the legislature. I had a perfect Republican voting record. It’s ridiculous that they attack me because of my involvement in that non-violent klan four decades ago.”