When Donald Trump failed to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke on CNN Sunday, the notorious racist group suddenly became one of the major issues of the campaign cycle.
Fellow Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has skewered Trump’s dithering response and the media has been relentless in its covering of the controversy. Some, like Rush Limbaugh, have even speculated that the reason the Republican front-runner wavered on denouncing the Klan is because he didn’t want to alienate any of his supporters.
While there is a lot of present concern over the Klan, the group is in reality incredibly small and irrelevant. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the KKK only boasts about 3,000 members.
To put this in perspective, far more people believe they have been abducted by aliens than claim allegiance to the Klan. Hundreds of thousands of Americans believe they have been taken by extraterrestrials. One support group for alien abductees says it receives 1500 reports per year of involuntary UFO contact.
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