How is this even a thing in 2016?!
White supremacists are probably NOT the group of people you want on your side in a presidential election… and yet, Donald Trump finds himself in the thick of it once again!
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The real estate mogul-turned-presidential candidate has been receiving some very, uh, unique support from a controversial group lately.
In Iowa, where Trump and the rest of the GOP candidates are mounting important campaign drives for the nation's first presidential primary race, a white nationalist group is making campaign phone calls, urging local residents to vote for the bigoted politician.
Jared Taylor, the founder of a white supremacist magazine called American Renaissance has been heard on phones across Iowa with the following disturbing message:
"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."
Furthermore, in the same call, a man named William Johnson — the leader of the white supremacist American Freedom Party — openly identifies himself a a "farmer and white nationalist" and urges voters to cast their ballot for The Donald.
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An Iowa resident named David Dwyer recorded one of the robocalls, posting it on Facebook and telling reporters:
"I've lived in Iowa a long time and I've never seen anything like this."
No kidding, David.
Listen to the full call (below):
Signs that it's going to be a long time until the February caucuses in Iowa: I get a robo call from White Nationalists for Trump. Sigh.
Posted by David Dwyer on Saturday, January 9, 2016
[Image via ABC.]
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