The father of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Fred, reportedly got arrested in 1927 in relation to a brawl between Ku Klux Klan members and the police.
A certain Fred Trump appeared in a 1927 New York Times report the described a violent brawl between police officers and the KKK during a Memorial Day parade in New York City. The New York Times report surfaced on Wednesday after appearing on the website Boing Boing.
The 1927 article said the arrestee lived at 175-24 Devonshire Road in Jamaica Estates, Queens, New York. Trump’s father reportedly lived at that same address during that time in his life.
Fred Trump was born in 1905, which means he would have been in his early-20s at the time of the brawl.
According to the NYT report, the brawl happened after the KKK broke an agreement that they wouldn’t wear any KKK emblems or symbols during the parade.
It’s still unclear what Fred Trump’s involvement with the KKK was.
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