White Supremacists Are Robocalling Iowa For Trump
The American Freedom Party, a white nationalist PAC, has been calling people in Iowa in order to get the vote out for Donald Trump, whom they have deemed “The Great White Hope.”
The automated call includes three messages–one from the founder of the American Freedom Party, who identifies himself as a “farmer and white nationalist,” one from the American Renaissance, a white nationalist organization, and, oddly, one from an evangelical Filipino pastor.
Behold, the full text of the message, obtained by Talking Points Memo:
“The American National Super PAC makes this call to support Donald Trump.
‘My name is Reverend Ronald Tan, host of the Christian radio talk show program For God and Country. First Corinthians states: God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise and God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong. For the Iowa caucuses, please support Donald Trump. He is courageous and he speaks his mind. God Bless.’
‘I’m Jared Taylor with American Renaissance. I urge you to vote for Donald Trump because he is the one candidate who points out that we should accept immigrants who are good for America. We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Trump.’
‘I am William Johnson, a farmer and a white nationalist. Support Donald Trump. I paid for this through the super PAC. [Telephone] (213) 718-3908. This call is not authorized by Donald Trump.'”
I have to wonder–did Reverend Tan know what he was signing up for? Like, did they tell him ahead of time that he’d be doing this for a white nationalist PAC? Or did they just ask him for his endorsement of Trump? I can’t find any record of this man or his show outside of reports about this robocall, so I am actually beginning to wonder whether or not he really exists.
Jared Taylor is also the spokesman for the Council of Conservative Citizens. This group was cited by Dylann Roof as one of his primary inspirations for killing nine black people in a Charleston Church last year.
White supremacists have been some of the Donald’s most vocal supporters thus far–as his comments about Mexicans being rapists and murderers and anti-refugee stance has really resonated with them. He has so far secured the approval of David Duke, former Grand Dragon of the KKK, as well as the white nationalist site Stormfront. In fact, Stormfront claims that they have seen a huge spike in activity and membership since Trump started his campaign, and even had to upgrade their servers to deal with the surge in traffic.