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Reports confirm Donald Trump’s dad was arrested at Klan rally, and that those arrested were “berobed” / Boing Boing

Reports confirm Donald Trump's dad was arrested at Klan rally, and that those arrested were…

  • Another account in another defunct local newspaper, the Richmond Hill Record, published on June 3, 1927, lists Fred Trump as one of the “Klan Arrests,” and also lists the Devonshire Road address.
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  • Fred Trump, the father of millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump, was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally as a young man, according to a 1927 New York Times story.
  • While the Long Island Daily Press doesn’t mention Fred Trump specifically, the number of arrestees cited in the report is consistent with the other accounts of the rally.
  • The [Queens County Evening News] mentions Fred Trump as having been “discharged” and gives the Devonshire Road address, along with the names and addresses of the other six men who faced charges.

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Fred Trump, the father of millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump, was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally as a young man, according to a 1927 New York Times story. Vice put in the legwork on corroborating the nearly-century-old one-sentence report. They not only found other reports of his arrest, but the startling fact that those arrested were “berobed”.


Reports confirm Donald Trump’s dad was arrested at Klan rally, and that those arrested were “berobed” / Boing Boing

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