Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke talks to the media at the Louisiana Secretary of State's office in Baton Rouge, La. And far from hiding in chat rooms or under white sheets, they cheered the GOP presidential nominee inside the Republican National Convention over the last week. While not official delegates, they nevertheless obtained credentials to attend the party’s highest-profile quadrennial gathering. Donald Trump has publicly disavowed the white supremacist movement when pressed by journalists. Seizing on the energy, Duke on Friday announced a bid for the Senate.

White Supremacists Groups Gather At RNC To Celebrate Trump Victory

They prefer the term “Europeanists,” ”alt-right,” or even “white nationalists.” They are also die-hard Trump supporters.