Trump's Victory Buoying White Nationalists, Anti-Discrimination Advocates Say

A chapter of the KKK is planning a parade to celebrate Trump's election victory.

No specific time or location is listed for the event, though the Loyal White Knights is based in Pelham, North Carolina, a small unincorporated community near the Virginia border. The group did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests on Friday for comment and more information about the parade.

The organization asserts on its website that it is not a “hate group.”

An Anti-Defamation League director said that although the Klan has always held public events this one would be different.

David Duke, a former “grand wizard” of the KKK who ran for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, supported Trump, tweeting after the election that “our people played a HUGE role in electing Trump!”

Trump has several times disavowed Duke.

The Republican's presidential bid also won support from a prominent KKK newspaper, The Crusader, which used Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” as its headline for an editorial in October lauding both the motto and the candidate. The newspaper, which bills itself as “the premier voice of the white resistance,” didn’t specifically endorse Trump, however.

The Trump campaign responded to the editorial with a Nov. 2 statement that "Mr. Trump and the campaign denounce hate in any form ... This publication is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign."

ABC News reached out to Trump's campaign for comment for this story, but did not immediately receive a response.

“Our Glorious Leader has ascended to God Emperor. Make no mistake about it: we did this. If it were not for us, it wouldn’t have been possible,” Anglin wrote on the site. “The battle is far from over. Much, much, much work to be done. But the White race is back in the game. And if we’re playing, no one can beat us. The winning is not going to stop.”

Any resurgence in white nationalist groups may have started before Trump's presidential campaign.

A study published in September from a fellow with George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that U.S. white nationalist groups saw their followers on Twitter grow by more than 600 percent since 2012, outperforming the increase in followers for ISIS. One possible factor for the size difference between the two groups of followers may be the frequency with which ISIS accounts were suspended on Twitter during this period, owing to reports against ISIS-linked content and efforts to drive its supporters off the platform, the study said.

The researchers also found that followers of white nationalists on Twitter were “heavily invested” in Trump’s presidential campaign.