Eric Trump said former KKK leader David Duke deserves 'a bullet'

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Eric Trump told a Denver radio station on Thursday that former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Louisiana Senate candidate "does deserve a bullet."

Trump's comments, made on 630 KHOW and later reported by CNN, were made after the host Ross Kaminsky said Duke "desperately deserves a bullet in the head" and suggested that Democrats are unfairly drawing connections between Duke and Donald Trump's campaign.

"Ross, it's disgusting and by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I'd get killed for it, but I think I'll say it anyway: The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren't good people. These are horrible people," Trump said.

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Protesters slap and kick a police car transporting former Klansman and current U.S. senatorial candidate David Duke, after a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Protestors were outside because of his presence at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Protesters slap and kick a police car transporting former Klansman and current U.S. Senate candidate David Duke, after a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Protestors were outside because of his presence at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Former Klansman and current U.S. Senate candidate David Duke tries to make his points after reporters cleared from his area to interview other candidates, after a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Protestors were outside because of his presence at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Police keep protesters from pushing through a door, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, as they protest the presence of former Klansman David Duke, a current U.S. Senate candidate, who was participating in the debate at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Police keep protesters from pushing through a door, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, as they protest the presence of former Klansman David Duke, a current U.S. Senate candidate, who was participating in the debate at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Police keep protesters from pushing through a door, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. As candidates for the U.S. Senate, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, began a debate a tight knot of people around one entrance to the auditorium suddenly scattered, some yelling that they had been "maced" or pepper sprayed. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A police officer reacts from pepper spray after officers were using it to keep protesters from entering the building, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. They were protesting the appearance of former Ku Klux Klan leader and current U.S. Senate candidate David Duke, who was participating in the debate at the historically black university. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A police officer pushes his way outside to keep protesters at bay, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. They were protesting the presence of former Ku Klux Klan leader and current U.S. Senate candidate David Duke, who was participating in the debate at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A police officer reacts from pepper spray after officers were using it to keep protesters from entering the building, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. They were protesting the appearance of former Ku Klux Klan leader and current U.S. Senate candidate David Duke, who was participating in the debate at the historically black university. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A police officer, front, points a taser as a protester jumps on a door, whole police officers try to keep out protesters against the former Ku Klux Klan leader and current senate candidate David Duke, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. The top five candidates, including Duke, who are running for Louisiana's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat are meeting for their last debate ahead of next week's election, at the historically black university. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A protester jumps on a door as police try to keep out protesters against the former Ku Klux Klan leader and current senate candidate David Duke, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. The top five candidates, including Duke, who are running for Louisiana's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat are meeting for their last debate ahead of next week's election, at the historically black university. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Water bottles and pepper spray fly as police try to keep out protestors before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University, a historically black university, in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, as they protest the presence of former Klansman David Duke, a current U.S. Senate candidate, who was participating in the debate at the historically black college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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He then pivoted back to his father's presidential campaign: "I commend my father. My father's the first Republican who's gone out and said, 'Listen, what's happened to the African-American community is horrible, and I'm going to take care of it."

Trump's comments follow a debate Duke attended in New Orleans on Wednesday, in which he got into a shouting match with his opponents. Duke compared himself to Donald Trump, repeated his support for the Republican nominee, and said Hillary Clinton "should be getting the electric chair."

Donald Trump has disavowed Duke's support and denounced a recent endorsement by the KKK's newspaper.

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