Louis Farrakhan praises Donald Trump

After White Supremacist endorsement, anti-Semitic Nation of Islam founder says while he won't formally endorse Trump, 'I like what I see'.

Ari Soffer ,

Louis Farrakhan
Louis Farrakhan

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.