Did you know white nationalists have their own super PAC? Some registered voters in Iowa found that out when they received robocalls from just such a super PAC on Saturday urging them to support the Teflon Don in the 2016 election cycle.
The man already had support from the Nazis. I want to say the limbo bar is as low as it can go, but I don’t have enough faith in humanity to make such a sweeping proclamation.
“I urge you to vote for Donald Trump”
The robocall hits all the right notes for the Republican base: God, country, Muslim hating, and we need white people. Voiced by Jared Taylor — founder of white supremacist magazine American Renaissance and spokesman for the Council of Conservative Citizens — and paid for by the American National Super PAC, the robocall beseeches voters to “vote for Trump,” as “he is the one candidate who points out that we should accept immigrants who are good for America.”
And who are the immigrants good for America?
We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Trump.
One assumes those “smart, well-educated white people” aren’t Irish, Polish, Italian, or any other ethnicity synonymous with “Catholic,” are they? Or did I confuse this collection of nativist assholes with the last one who discriminated against immigrants who practiced Catholicism?
In addition to Taylor, the robocall includes two more endorsements: one from a conservative Christian talk show host and one from the head of the white nationalist American Freedom Party (how’s that for an Orwellian name?)
The Christian talk show host is Reverend Donald Tan, a Filipino-American and host of the show “For God and Country,” and his support for Trump comes off like the mother of all backhanded compliments:
First Corinthians states ‘God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise and God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong.’ For the Iowa caucuses please support Donald Trump.
So is he calling Trump foolish and weak? I’m not sure.
Rounding out the cast is American Freedom Party chairman William Johnson, who identified himself as only “a farmer and white nationalist,” since that’s the sort of thing that speaks to the part of the GOP Id Trump appeals to. Johnson, who founded the PAC footing the bill for the robocalls, notes Trump didn’t authorize them.
His party still called Trump its “Great White Hope” in a Friday press release announcing the launch of the robocall campaign, however.
Trump was polling neck-and-neck with Senator Ted Cruz among likely Iowa Republican voters. To put this in perspective, Ted Cruz is an ardent theocrat whose father believes he’s a crowned king and will instigate the end times transfer of wealth to the gentiles. The man is a literal self-styled messiah to the Christian right-wing. Seven Mountains Theology has nothing on this guy.
So there’s your Republican field: one white nationalist and one anti-government Christian theocrat. And they’re polling neck-and-neck, since right-wing America never really did decided if it wanted to be racist or Christianist and apparently figured it’d split the difference.
You can read the full text of the robocall below:
“The American National Super PAC makes this call to support Donald Trump.
‘My name is Reverend Ronald Tan, host of the Christian radio talk show program For God and Country. First Corinthians states: God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise and God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong. For the Iowa caucuses, please support Donald Trump. He is courageous and he speaks his mind. God Bless.’
‘I’m Jared Taylor with American Renaissance. 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.’
‘I am William Johnson, a farmer and a white nationalist. Support Donald Trump. I paid for this through the super PAC. [Telephone] (213) 718-3908. This call is not authorized by Donald Trump.'”
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