Donald Trump vehemently denies accusations that his fan-base mainly comprises of racists and bigots. But frequent incidents of his supporters dragging, beating, punching, spitting and throwing out Latino, black and Muslim protesters are a testament to his incendiary rhetoric.
More recently though, the media mogul’s vitriol has apparently struck a chord with the members of one of the most notorious white supremacist groups in the United States – the American Freedom Party.
The political party is reportedly urging Iowans to vote for Donald Trump. Jared Taylor, head of American Renaissance, a white supremacist online publication is robocalling voters on behalf of the American National Super PAC, which was started by the American Freedom Party.
“I’m Jared Taylor with American Renaissance,” he says on the call, according to Talking Points Memo. “I urge you to vote for Donald Trump because he is the one candidate who points out that we should support 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.”
It should also be mentioned here that Taylor is a spokesperson of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group that inspired South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof’s racist manifesto. Roof killed nine people last June in a shooting at an historically black church in Charleston.
Though Trump – at least verbally – distances himself from controversial admirers, it’s no secret anymore that a great majority of his supporters are people who are racists and bigots – not unlike himself.