August 14, 2017

Donald's not the first Trump to play with the Klan

Independent UK - On Memorial Day 1927, brawls erupted in New York led by sympathisers of the Italian fascist movement and the Ku Klux Klan. In the fascist brawl, which took place in the Bronx, two Italian men were killed by anti-fascists. In Queens, 1,000 white-robed Klansmen marched through the Jamaica neighbourhood, eventually spurring an all-out brawl in which seven men were arrested. One of those arrested was Fred Trump of 175-24 Devonshire Road in Jamaica.

This is Donald Trump's father. Trump had a brother named Fred, but he wasn't born until more than a decade later. The Fred Trump at Devonshire Road was the Fred C. Trump who lived there with his mother, according to the 1930 Census.

. .... A contemporaneous article from the Daily Star notes that Trump was detained “on a charge of refusing to disperse from a parade when ordered to do so.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, I get more confused every day. Maybe its because of 'age', or ADD, or something else... but,

Is this article "irony"?

The Donald, today's Repug Party leader that seems to be driving America headlong toward our own version of 'Corporate Government' (which I thought was called Fascism, and is one thing that we fought against in WWII); and seems to be associated with individuals with ties to neo-Nazi, KKK, and alt-Right groups...