MONTPELIER — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is getting a little help from a white supremacist in Vermont ahead of the March 1 primary.
William Johnson, a known white supremacist and founder of the American National Super PAC, is using robo-calls to promote the billionaire businessman’s campaign in Vermont. He urges voters to resist the fear of being called a racist and vote for Trump.
“The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist.’” Johnson says in a recorded message that began ringing through to Vermont phone numbers on Wednesday. “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.”
Johnson also urges Vermonters not to vote for Trump’s main rivals — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, both of whom are of Cuban descent.
“Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump,” Johnson says on the recording before noting that the call “is not authorized by Donald Trump.”
Johnson, an attorney, is the chairman of the American Freedom Party. Neither Johnson nor the super PAC are affiliated with Trump’s campaign.