MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Highlights White Supremacist Support For Donald Trump

Maddow: "The White Nationalist Movement In America Doing This On Their Own Initiative On Behalf Of A Candidate Who They Truly Admire"

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From the January 11 edition of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show:

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MADDOW (HOST): Now is apparently the time in the race for the presidency where we get the white supremacist robocalls on behalf of Donald Trump. And I don't mean that as hyperbole. I don't mean there's some new vaguely racist-sounding thing coming out of the Trump campaign. That's not at all what I mean. No, these robocalls are not from the Trump campaign. And I'm not saying they just sound a little racist. They are overtly by white supremacists who are endorsing Mr. Trump for president on the basis of his presidential campaign platform. 

ROBOCALL 1: I'm Jared Taylor with American Renaissance. I urge you to vote for Donald Trump because he is the one candidate who points out that we should accept 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.

ROBOCALL 2: I am William Johnson, a farmer and white nationalist. Support Donald Trump. I paid for this through the super PAC. 213-718-3908. This call is not authorized by Donald Trump. 

MADDOW: That indeed was not authorized by Donald Trump. But that exists. These white nationalists, white supremacist groups say they have already started rolling out these robocalls to homes across Iowa. Now tonight they say they plan to start running them nationwide. And again, this is not Donald Trump running ads, running robocalls featuring white supremacists. This is the white supremacists, this is the white nationalist movement in America doing this on their own initiative on behalf of a candidate who they truly admire. Happy 2016 Republican presidential primary. This year the white supremacists have got their guy in this race.

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