A true friend will help you out without you even having to ask.

On Saturday, some registered voters in Iowa were treated to a robocall from the white nationalist American National Super PAC, urging them to vote for white nationalists’ favorite candidate: Donald Trump.

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“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,” says Jared Taylor, founder of white supremacist magazine American Renaissance, on the call. “We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Trump.”

The call also featured messages from Reverend Donald Tan of the Christian radio show, “For God and Country,” and American Freedom Party chairman William Johnson, reported Talking Points Memo.

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Although Trump has rejected the endorsement of other white nationalist organizations (saying that he doesn’t need “any” endorsement), the white nationalists themselves allege that the candidate may not be aware of how heavily his success rests upon the backs of racists.

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“I’m sure he would repudiate any association with people like me,” Taylor told the New Yorker in December, “but his support comes from people who are more like me than he might like to admit.”

At the same time, white nationalist website Stormfront has claimed it has had to upgrade its servers to accommodate Trump-inspired traffic.

The American Freedom Party is an extremist “political party initially established by racist Southern California skinheads that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. On Friday, the super PAC put out a press release in which Bob Whitaker, the American Freedom Party’s presidential candidate, defends the group’s support for Trump:

“Our campaign slogan is ‘Diversity is a code word for white genocide.’ Donald Trump’s campaign may help remind Americans that all genocide, even against white people, is evil. My campaign is there to help keep the candidates on point regarding race in America.”

Honestly, if I were Bob Whitaker I would feel a little iffy about my own party endorsing some fancy New Yorker who never even went to a single white nationalist bake sale, when Whitaker has been to every bake sale.


Contact the author at joanna@jezebel.com.

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Image via American Freedom Party.