Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Joe: Trump’s feigned ignorance about the KKK raises disturbing questions

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“Do you condemn David Duke? And the Ku Klux Klan?” On Sunday, Donald Trump feigned ignorance about the KKK and its most infamous Grand Wizard. Joe Scarborough writes, “A simple ‘yes’ would have worked.”

Joe writes in The Washington Post: 

The first question is why would Trump pretend to be so ignorant of American history that he refused to pass judgment on the Ku Klux Klan before receiving additional information? What kind of facts could possibly mitigate a century of sins committed by a violent hate group whose racist crimes terrorized Americans and placed a shameful blot on this nation’s history?

Why would the same man who claims to have “the world’s greatest memory” say “I don’t know anything about David Duke” just two days after he condemned the former Klansman in a nationally televised press conference? And with that amazing memory, how could Donald Trump have forgotten that he himself refused to run for president as a Reform Party nominee in 2000 because “Klansman” David Duke was a member of that same party?

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Joe: Trump’s feigned ignorance about the KKK raises disturbing questions

Updated