As if a defeat in Iowa in front of Ted Cruz wouldn’t have been enough, Donald Trump has received another hit, now from people who are actually cheering for him. White supremacists are urging New Hampshire people to vote for the mogul, thereby attracting Trump the unwanted label of a racist, says CNN.
Robocalls asking people for their vote for Donald Trump have been heard all over New Hampshire. Since no PAC is linked with the businessman’s campaign, it was interesting to see who are those “leaders” so eager to see Trump win. One of them is Jared Taylor, online editor of AmRen, the media outlet of the white nationalist group called American Renaissance, confirms the same source.
Trump’s anti-Muslim messages played a very important role
Alongside two other white supremacists, Taylor wanted to broadcast the following message to New Hampshire voters: “We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, educated, white people”, said a male voice on the calls. They even have a group called the American Freedom Party and on their website, the groups says it “shares the customs and heritage of the European American people”, according to CNN.
Taylor calls himself a “white advocate”, but his beliefs are rather making him a white supremacist. “Most white people would prefer to live in majority white neighborhoods and send their children to majority white schools, and deep in their bones, they are deeply disturbed by an immigration policy that is making the United States majority non-white. So when Donald Trump talks about sending out all the illegals, building a wall and a moratorium on Islamic immigration, that’s very appealing to a lot of ordinary white people”, he said.
Not any kind of support is helpful
If you thought whatever support is well received by a candidate, well, this publicity Trump got from these white supremacists is doing him more harm than good. “I personally answered scores and scores of calls. Most were: ‘Stop calling me’ … the next most popular response was ‘I’ll never vote for Trump, so there!'”, said William Johnson, a California attorney who helped organize the racist, pro-Trump phone calls, according to CNN.
No matter what Trump stated in his campaign, no one associated him with white supremacists…until now. People don’t want to go back 50 years into the past when it comes to minority rights, and Donald Trump may lose some of his popularity here. Although his campaign denied any connections between the mogul and the American Freedom Party, voters already have the image of extremists with white hoods on their head supporting Trump.
Trump can be very selective
“Mr. Trump has disavowed all Super PACs offering their support and continues to do so,” said Hope Hicks, a Trump campaign spokeswoman, according to the CNN Politics.
Taylor doesn’t seems to take notice of this fact. “I don’t know whether he wants it or not. I think he wants support from everyone. Whether or not he would agree with me is an entirely other matter”.
People like Jared Taylor look like they’ll go all the way for what they believe. In normal cases, that would be great, but not when there’s a chance of endangering freedom. We’ll have to wait and see how does this action affects Trump’s chances in New Hampshire, but, most likely, this favors Cruz and other Republican candidates.