Biden Compares Trump’s Presidency to ‘the Ku Klux Klan After the Civil War’

Biden Compares Trump's Presidency to 'the Ku Klux Klan After the Civil War' 1 Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Former Vice President Joe Biden compared President Trump’s time in office to the 1860s and the 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan was a powerful force in Washington D.C.

Calling Trump an “existential threat” in his remarks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding Dinner Friday night, Biden said: “He’s unleashed a constant battle that’s taken place in America from the beginning.”

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“We have been here before … with the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War. We’ve been here when three thousand Klansmen in 1925 walked down the streets of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., wearing full garb and wearing their pointed hats and the like,” he said.

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