A white supremacist is leaving robocall messages for Vermonters, urging voters to cast ballots for Republican presidential primary candidate Donald Trump.
Several readers sent information about and a recording of the robocall to VTDigger Wednesday night.
William Daniel Johnson, a white nationalist and the founder of the American National Super PAC, says in the robocall that “The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist.’”
Johnson says voters can put an end to “gradual genocide against the white race” by electing Trump.
“Don’t vote for a Cuban,” Johnson says, alluding to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Trumps’ rivals in the election, “vote for Donald Trump.”
Trump has questioned whether Sens. Cruz, R-Texas, or Rubio, R-Fla., are eligible to serve as president. Rubio was born to Cuban immigrants in Miami. Cruz was born in Canada; his mother is an American and his father is from Cuba.
Talking Points Memo, a political media company in Washington, D.C., reported Wednesday that Johnson’s robo call campaign is targeting Minnesota and Vermont.
Johnson, 60, a lawyer based in Los Angeles who holds a juris doctorate from Columbia University, is chair of the American Freedom Party. Johnson launched similar robocall campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire.
The American National Super PAC is not affiliated with Trump’s campaign, and Johnson says in his message that Trump did not authorize the message.
Johnson has never spoken with Trump, according to TPM, and Trump has says he would “disavow” the robocall messages from white supremacists.
In widely publicized speeches, Trump has made anti-immigrant and racist comments.
Here are a few direct quotes from the candidate collected by Insidegov.com:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. … And some, I assume, are good people.”
“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
“Laziness is a trait in the blacks. … Black guys counting my money! I hate it.”
The full text of Johnson’s robocall follows:
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 anymorehave 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.