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Trump’s son: If I had known, I wouldn’t have done the interview

Donald Trump’s son said he didn’t intentionally do an interview with a radio host who once wrote favorably about slavery, noting he wouldn’t have gone through with the interview if he knew the host’s positions.

“This is clearly the mainstream media trying to turn a story into nothing — much like they did with my father, who I witnessed denouncing David Duke and any KKK endorsement on multiple occasions,” Donald Trump Jr. said, according to Bloomberg News.

Donald Trump Jr. recorded a 20-minute interview with “Political Cesspool” host James Edwards that is set to air on Saturday. 

“For blacks in the Americas, slavery is the greatest thing that ever happened to them,” Edwards wrote once while commenting on a Jamaican Observer article.

Donald Trump Jr. said he called many different stations to talk about his father’s presidential campaign and didn’t know anything about Edwards.

“Had I known? I would have obviously never done an interview with him,” he said.

Donald Trump’s campaign also granted the radio host press credentials over the weekend to cover a Trump event. Edwards was reporting for his show, which represents a “philosophy that is pro-White and are against political centralization,” according to its website.
 
Edwards said in a statement Wednesday his show “promotes a proud, paleoconservative Christian worldview, and we reject media descriptions of our work as ‘white supremacist,’ ‘pro-slavery’ and other such scare words.” 
 
Over the past week, Donald Trump has been fending off criticism over his refusal in an interview this past weekend to disavow former KKK grand wizard David Duke. 
 
Earlier in the day, Trump’s campaign condemned Edwards and said it was not aware that the younger Trump had done an interview on the program.
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