White supremacist group robocalling for Trump
Backer says 300,000 calls to Iowa, more to come
A white nationalist group is sending a robocall into Iowa, urging people to caucus for Donald Trump.
The robocall, which residents in the Quad Cities reported receiving, features three people, including one who identifies himself as Jared Taylor of the magazine American Renaissance.
Taylor says on the call that Trump “is the one candidate who points out that we should accept immigrants that are good for America. We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Trump.”
Taylor is one of three people who speak on the 52-second robocall. The others are the Rev. Ronald Tan of the Christian radio show, “For God and Country,” and William Johnson, who says he is paying for the call and that Trump has not authorized it.
Federal Election Commission documents say Johnson is the treasurer of the Los Angeles-based American National Super PAC.
Johnson said Monday that 300,000 calls have been made to Iowa, and he expects that to go to 600,000.
He had tried to air a pro-Trump show on a Des Moines radio station but said the station turned him down. Johnson, who said he is a lawyer, farmer and real estate broker, added he is seeking to air the program on another station.
David Dwyer of Davenport received the robocall Saturday.
“I’ve lived in Iowa for most of my adult life, and I’ve never heard anything quite like that in terms of a robocall,” he said Monday.
Dwyer said he plans to caucus with the Democrats.
Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.