Donald Trump’s supporters are going to new lengths to drum up support for him. A white nationalist SuperPAC calling itself the “American National SuperPAC” that recently made automated phone calls in favor of Trump in Iowa, spread its hateful message in the state of New Hampshire during the run-up to Tuesday’s primary.
The PAC was founded by William Johnson, the Chairman of the American Freedom Party. According to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks domestic hate groups, The American Freedom Party was initially established by Southern California skinheads. Its goals include deporting immigrants and returning America to “white rule.”
The automated messages featured the voice of Jared Taylor, an editor for the prominent white supremacist media outlet “American Renaissance.” This magazine spreads the quantifiably incorrect theory that says there are inherent differences in human intelligence based upon race. Taylor himself as been called the “cultivated, cosmopolitan face of white supremacy” and AR itself has become increasingly important, as it lends hate groups a faux-intellectual hand.
Of course white supremacist are doing independent robo calls for Trump… Like why wouldn't they? Who is surprised by that?
— Cornell Belcher (@cornellbelcher) February 5, 2016
The calls The American National SuperPAC are sending include statements such as:
“We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people.”
“I am a farmer and a white nationalist. Support Donald Trump.”
According to Wikipedia, regulars of the AR’s bi-annual conference include Holocaust deniers, Nazis, White Nationalists, and eugenicists. Taylor recently told CNN that Trump’s Islamophobic and anti-immigrant remarks are what earned his support.
“Most white people would prefer to live in majority white neighborhoods and send their children to majority white schools. And deep in their bones, they are deeply disturbed by an immigration policy that is making the United States majority non-white. So when Donald Trump talks about sending out all the illegals, building a wall and a moratorium on Islamic immigration, that’s very appealing to a lot of ordinary white people.”
When MSNBC asked Trump’s campaign to comment, they did not respond, which suggests that he’s perfectly comfortable accepting the support of white supremacists.
Listen to a robo-call recorded by white nationalist Jared Taylor, via the Washington Post:
[Daily Kos] This post has been updated