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    White Nationalist Robocalls for Trump in Wisconsin Cause Outrage

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    A white nationalist Super PAC has been making robocalls to get out the vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is not pleased.

    While stumping for Trump’s opponent, Senator Ted Cruz, Walker expressed his disgust with the pro-Trump robocall campaign from the American National Super PAC in his state, calling it "outrageous."

    “I hope the people of this state are smart enough to see through that," Walker told reporters on Monday following a Madison town hall with Cruz and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

    The calls, sent by the PAC run by William Johnson, a man who considers himself to be the head of the white nationalist American Freedom Party (AFP), went out to every landline in the state over the weekend.

    “I am voting for Donald Trump because he will not only be presidential, he will put America first,” the female voice on the robocall states. “Furthermore, he will respect all women and will help preserve Western civilization.”

    The calls ended with a statement from Johnson; “this message is paid for by William Johnson, a farmer and a white nationalist.” Similar robocalls have went out in Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Minnesota.

    “Previous robocalls have called for keeping "beautiful white children" the racial majority in America and declaring that the US should only accept "well-educated white people" as immigrants,” Talking Points Memo reported.

    Johnson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he toned down his recent robocall message, compared to earlier versions, but still included the term “white nationalist” in a bid to get people familiar with the term.

    Trump returned a donation from Johnson, after reports of the contribution sparked outrage, and the Super PAC is said to no longer be affiliated with the Trump campaign in any official capacity.

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    White Nationalism, American National Super PAC, American Freedom Party, Scott Walker, William Johnson, Donald Trump, Madison, Wisconsin
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