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Trump Weary of Questions about Disavowing Duke

Posted at 3:13 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 10:16:19-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is showing weariness with repeated questions about when - and whether - he has disavowed any connection with David Duke, a onetime Ku Klux Klan leader.

Interviewed by phone on ABC's "Good Morning America" as voters went to the polls early Tuesday, Trump said once again that he had on several occasions disavowed Duke. He told the network at one point that "there's nobody who's done so much for equality as I have."

Trump also said he's bringing new people - even Democrats - into the Republican Party. He said, "We're getting people into the party that they've never had before" and said he was relishing the thought of taking on Democrat Hillary Clinton in the general election.

Trump said, "I can tell you the one person Hillary Clinton doesn't want to run against is me."

He brushed aside a tweet in which former GOP presidential standard-bearer Mitt Romney questioned whether he was qualified for the office, saying Romney was "a terrible candidate."