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Newspapers Report Donald Trump's Dad Was Arrested At A KKK Rally 90 Years Ago

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On Memorial Day, 1927, over 1,000 robed and hooded members of the KKK marched on two different boroughs of New York City. Fred Trump, father of Donald Trump, was arrested at the rally and parade in Queens. Word of Fred Trump's KKK arrest first made headlines in 2015, when Matt Blum, a writer for the website BoingBoing, discovered it in an archived issue of the New York Times. He went on to investigate the Trump KKK allegiances, and discovered more than one article tying Fred Trump to the incident. Although Fred wasn't officially charged with any crimes that day, his documented arrest just lends credence to the theory that Trump and the KKK are intertwined. There are plenty of reasons, after all, that American songwriter, Woody Guthrie, penned a song about Trump's racist ways in the '50s.

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