A white nationalist group that has endorsed Donald Trump as “the great white hope” is rolling out more robocalls in which it says people need to vote for the billionaire because “the white race is dying out in America and Europe.”
The American National super PAC has another message: “Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.”
The robocalls, which are being used in Minnesota and Vermont, were obtained by Talking Points Memo. It’s voiced by William Johnson, the chairman of the American Freedom Party.
The full transcript:
The American National Super PAC makes this call to support Donald Trump. I am William Johnson, a farmer and white nationalist.
The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called “racist.” This is our mindset: It’s okay that our government destroys our children’s future, but don’t call me racist. I am afraid to be called racist. It’s okay to give away our country through immigration, but don’t call me racist. It’s okay that few schools anymore have beautiful white children as the majority, but don’t call me racist. Gradual genocide against the white race is okay, but don’t call me racist. I am afraid to be called racist. Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid.
Don’t vote for a Cuban, vote for Donald Trump. (213) 718-3908. This call is not authorized by Donald Trump.
Previously, the group hit Iowa and New Hampshire with robocalls.
Johnson has said he has had no contact with Trump or his campaign, but he’s clearly trying to focus on a key group that has a tendency to support Trump.
A Public Policy Polling survey released last week showed that 38 percent of Trump’s supporters in South Carolina said they wish the South had won the Civil War, while a third of them also believe Islam should be illegal and 31 percent say homosexuals should be banned from the country.
A YouGov/Economist poll also showed that “nearly 20 percent of Trump supporters” opposed the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves.
The robocall comes at the same time that David Duke, a white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, said that voting for any candidate other than Trump is “treason to your heritage.”
Trump has repeatedly come under fire for not denouncing support from white supremacists, some of which say he’s great for traffic on their hate websites.
He also has seen a backlash for his connections to hate groups through his massive Twitter following. Occasionally Trump will cause a major stir with specific tweets, such as the time he retweeted a neo-Nazi hailing from “Jewmerica,” but an analysis shows it’s not an isolated occurrence.
According to data from Little Bird, 62 percent of Trump’s retweets come from accounts that follow multiple white supremacist accounts.
Here’s the full robocall from American National: