After earning endorsements from leading White racists such as former KKK leader David Duke and French National Front Party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has now gained a new admirer in the shape of leading Black American racist Louis Farrakhan.
In comments made in a sermon last Sunday cited by the Anti Defamation League, the Nation of Islam leader praised the GOP frontrunner for not taking "Jewish money."
According to the ADL, Farrakhan stated that Trump "is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community, and said I don’t want your money.
"Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me," he continued. "And they cannot afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States."
Farrakhan did however stress that he was not formally endorsing Trump, adding, "Not that I’m for Mr. Trump, but I like what I’m looking at."
Farrakhan was apparently referring to comments made by Trump late last year at the Jewish Republican Coalition's Presidential Forum in Washington DC.
Trump was criticized for peddling anti-Semitic stereotypes after telling the audience: "I know why you’re not going to support me. You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money. You want to control your own politicians."
Trump denied the comments were anti-Semitic.
The billionaire businessman has consistently branded himself as more "independent" than his rivals, given that his campaign is largely self-funded.
While Farrakhan's Detroit sermon only briefly touched the topic of Jews – in characteristically bigoted fashion – he still managed to slip in some anti-Jewish conspiracy theories. Specifically, the notorious hate-preacher blamed Jews, who he habitually refers to as "the Synagogue of Satan", as being being both the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 Iraq War.