Jake Tapper: Will you renounce David Duke's endorsement?— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) February 28, 2016
Donald Trump: Who?
Tapper: From the Ku Klux Klan.
Trump: Never heard of it.
I don't know anything about David Duke, OK? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don't know. I mean, I don't know — did he endorse me or what's going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you're asking me a question that I'm supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about." - Donald Trump to CNN's Jake Tapper, Feb. 28, 2016
From the New York Times, Feb. 14, 2000:
Mr. Trump painted a fairly dark picture of the Reform Party in his statement, noting the role of Mr. Buchanan, along with the roles of David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and Lenora Fulani, the former standard-bearer of the New Alliance Party and an advocate of Marxist-Leninist politics.
"The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani," he said in his statement. "This is not company I wish to keep."