Well, it’s only January, but I think we can say that the 2016 portion of the 2016 election is just as fun as the 2015 portion was, and by “fun” I mean “[sound of vomiting]”:
A white supremacist group said it has placed thousands of automated phone calls in Iowa urging voters to back billionaire Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination because “we don’t need Muslims.”
That’s from Reuters, which picked up a story first reported by Talking Points Memo about automated advocacy “robocalls” that are being placed in Iowa by a clown organization called the American Freedom Party. (The Trump campaign has no connection to the American Freedom Party.) Here’s a longer transcript from the call (American Renaissance is a white supremacist magazine):
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.
The Quad-City Times confirms that Iowa residents are receiving the calls, which American Freedom claims it has placed 300,000 of.