American Freedom Party records robocalls for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, NBC News has learned.
William Johnson, head of the American Freedom Party, which promotes white nationalism, tells NBC News the he has prepared a robocall for Utah residents that will attack Mitt Romney, who delivered a blistering critique of Presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday.
The calls may go out as soon as 8 p.m. EST Johnson said. The group has targeted voters in Iowa and New Hampshire and more recently in Minnesota and Vermont, states that voted on Super Tuesday. In addition to Utah, Johnson plans a robocall for Idaho voters and possibly other states.
Johnson provided a transcript of the call to NBC News:
“This robocall goes out to all millennials and others who are honest in all their dealings. Mitt Romney has viciously attacked Donald Trump.
“Mitt Romney and his establishment conservatives are both mean spirited and dishonest. The white race is being replaced by other peoples in America and in all white countries. Donald Trump stands strong as a nationalist. Mitt Romney and his establishment conservatives pretend they don’t care.
“Mitt Romney and his mean-spirited, establishment conservatives protect big moneyed interests where captains of industry reap billions in profits while the working man struggles to make ends meet in a rented apartment. Donald Trump is a populist. He cares about the working man.
“Vote Trump. Telephone: (213) 718-3908.”
William Johnson, head of the American Freedom Party, which promotes white nationalism, tells NBC News the he has prepared a robocall for Utah residents that will attack Mitt Romney, who delivered a blistering critique of Presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday:
- On his businesses: “His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and the men and women who worked for them. He inherited his business, he didn’t create it. And what ever happened to Trump Airlines? How about Trump University? And then there’s Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks, and Trump Mortgage? A business genius he is not.”
- On foreign policy: “Donald Trump tells us that he is very, very smart. I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy he is very, very not smart.”
- On his character: “Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark: He claimed that he had spoken clearly and boldly against going into Iraq. Wrong, he spoke in favor of invading Iraq. He said he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. Wrong, he saw no such thing. He imagined it. His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader.”
- On his wealth: “I predict that there are more bombshells in his tax returns. I predict that he doesn’t give much if anything to the disabled and to our veterans. … And I predict that despite his promise to do so, first made over a year ago, he will never ever release his tax returns. Never. Not the returns under audit, not even the returns that are no longer being audited. He has too much to hide.”
- On his morality: “Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants, he calls for the use of torture and for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists. He cheers assaults on protesters. He applauds the prospect of twisting the Constitution to limit first amendment freedom of the press. This is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss.”
- And then there was this: “Donald Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.”