Donald Trump Claims No One Has 'Done So Much for Equality as I Have'

"I built the Mar-a-Lago Club totally open to everybody," he says of his estate.

ByABC News
March 1, 2016, 9:26 AM

— -- Donald Trump today addressed the controversial support from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, saying he "disavowed" Duke and that he has done “so much for equality.”

"There's nobody that's done so much for equality as I have," Trump said on "Good Morning America."

He added: "You take a look at Palm Beach, Florida. I built the Mar-a-Lago Club totally open to everybody. A club that frankly set a new standard in clubs and a new standard in Palm Beach and I've gotten great credit for it."

According to the membership club’s website, the landmark, Trump-owned estate, which he bought in 1985, is “one of the most important addresses in the world” – a haven for fine dining, outdoor recreation, including swimming, tennis, golf and croquet.

The Republican front-runner emphasized the club in Palm Beach is "totally open to everybody."

“Located within 20 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens and with ocean views, Mar-a-Lago is truly the crown jewel of Palm Beach and an acknowledged landmark in the National Register of Historic Places,” according to the website. “Members enjoy all of the finest amenities that the club has to offer, from our incredible beach and pool facility, to the spa and fine dining as well as world class entertainment. In addition Mar-a-Lago is the perfect setting for special events, holiday celebrations, weddings and galas.”