“The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called 'racist.' I am afraid to be called racist,” the robo-call reportedly begins. “Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid. Don't vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.” Both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are of Cuban descent.
“It's okay that few schools any more have beautiful white children as the majority, but don't call me racist,” the recording, as obtained by Talking Points Memo, asserts. “Gradual genocide against the white race is okay but don't call me racist."
The calls have been reported in both Minnesota and Vermont, and though they were not produced by the Trump campaign, the consistently harsh candidate has not yet spoken out against their message.
“This is an outrageous robo-call that Donald Trump should immediately repudiate and demand that this group cease its operations," Alex Burgos, Rubio’s spokesman, wrote in a statement. "This is the lowest form of campaigning, and is the exact same type of dirty tricks Donald Trump has been decrying for weeks now.”
Meanwhile, Trump has been making headlines on his own, without the help of a racist PAC. On Friday, the Republican frontrunner vowed to “open up libel laws,” to make it easier to sue the media.
At a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, he explained that strong libel laws are necessary to combat what he perceives as dishonest media.
The candidate took aim at the New York Times and the Washington Post in particular, saying "with me they're not protected. We're going to have people sue like you've never been sued before."
Trump is no stranger to threatening and suing journalists when he doesn’t like what is written about him. In January he threatened a writer at the Washington Post who was working on a story about how the Trump Taj Mahal casino was going bankrupt, saying "if you write this one, I'm suing you."