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Donald Trump Jr. Grants Interview to White Supremacist Radio Host

Donald Trump Jr. (L) and his father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on February 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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Donald Trump has already been accused of not doing enough to distance himself from white supremacist supporters. On Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of the Donald, didn’t help change that impression when, according to Bloomberg Politics, Trump Jr. did an interview with a white supremacist radio talk show. The show, The Political Cesspool, is hosted by James Edwards, and lists under its “statement of principles:” “We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races.”

Edwards was given media credentials to a Trump event in Memphis and reportedly granted an interview with Trump Jr. that is slated to air over the weekend. The Trump campaign, after initially denying that the interview took place, appears to have conceded that it did and is distancing itself from Edwards, blaming the interview on a lack of vetting. Had I known? I would have obviously never done an interview with him,” Trump Jr. told Bloomberg.