This is the most diverse group of legitimate presidential contenders America has ever seen. On the Democratic side, you've got the first woman and the first Jew to ever win a primary. On the Republican side, those left standing include two Cuban-Americans and an African-American. Regardless of the rest of the craziness going on, that should be a point of pride. Yet it's driving others crazy, and unsurprisingly some of those people support Donald Trump. Two white nationalist groups this week have come out heavily in favor of Trump and warned strongly against voting for Cuban-Americans Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
American National Super PAC, a literal white supremacist group, is backing Trump. Founder William Daniel Johnson has recorded a robocall that is targeting voters in Vermont and Minnesota this week. It warns bluntly, "Don't vote for a Cuban."
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.
Never mind that both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are white Cubans. Cruz's mother is white American, and his father, Rafael Cruz, is from Cuba. At least one of Rafael's parents was born in Spain. Likewise, what's known of Rubio's Cuban heritage also points back to Spain. It's likely that both's 23andMe results might end up showing just as much European heritage as Donald Trump's. It would probably just be from different parts of Europe.
However, white nationalists are rallying around Trump. David Duke, a former state-level politician in Louisiana and a KKK grand wizard, has also used similar language.
"Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage," Duke said on the David Duke Radio Program Wednesday, as first reported by BuzzFeed. "I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do."
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Duke also urged his listeners to volunteer for Trump.
Trump himself has tried to steer clear of white supremacists' support. He returned a $250 donation from Johnson. Nevertheless, the American National Super PAC is free to run any advertising supporting for Trump that it wants.
Trump said he "disavows" such language but then added, "People are angry. They're angry at what's going on. They're angry at the border; they're angry at the crime; they're angry at people coming in and shooting Kate [Steinle] in the back in California, in San Francisco; they're angry when Jamiel Shaw was shot in the face by an illegal immigrant; they're angry when the woman, the veteran, 65 years old, is raped, sodomized, and killed by an illegal immigrant. And they're very angry about it and, by the way, thousands of other cases like that."