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Real Life ‘BlacKkKlansman: David Duke is Concerned About How He Comes off in the Film (WATCH!)

lester holt - ron stallworth & spike lee
Lester Holt, Ron Stallworth & Spike Lee

*In an interview airing tonight on “NBC Nightly News,” real life “BlacKkKlansmanRon Stallworth tells Lester Holt that David Duke called him yesterday to talk about the film, stating:

“He said ‘Ron, this is David Duke.’ And I looked at my wife with stunned eyes and I said ‘Hi David, how are you?’”

Stallworth continued: “He wanted to talk about the fact that he’s concerned about how he’s going to be portrayed in this film. He’s only seen the trailer and in the trailer, it makes him off to be a buffoonish cartoonish idiot.”

Stallworth also noted, “He complemented Spike. He said I’ve always respected Spike Lee. Which surprised the heck out of me,” to which Spike Lee responded, “That’s a compliment I don’t need.”

Lester Holt: I can’t interview you without asking about the David Duke interaction. How much of that was real? You had a phone friendship with David Duke?

Ron Stallworth: I wouldn’t call it a friendship.

Spike Lee: Why don’t you tell him about the latest development? Tell him.

Stallworth: The latest development was I got a phone call yesterday from David Duke.

Stallworth: He said ‘Ron, this is David Duke.’ And I looked at my wife with stunned eyes and I said ‘hi David how are you?’

Holt: So what did he want to talk about? When he got down to business what did he want to talk about?

Stallworth: He wanted to talk about the fact that he’s concerned about how he is going to be portrayed in this film. He’s only seen the trailer and the trailer makes him off to be a buffoonish cartoonish idiot.

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Holt: Is that a fair description of how he’s portrayed in the movie?

Stallworth: In some areas, yeah. Spike made him look kind of stupid, but he was stupid in how this whole thing transpired 40 years ago.

For me, 40 years ago, with a high school diploma and 20 college credit hours to con him the way I did and make a fool out of him, it was funny back then. It’s still funny to me now.

He complemented Spike. He said ‘I’ve always respected Spike Lee.’ Which surprised the heck out of me.
Lee: That’s a compliment I don’t need.

(story/video: NBC Nightly News)

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