William Johnson, chairman of the white nationalist American Freedom Party and founder of the pro-Trump American National Super PAC, said in an email that the robocall will go out to rural Utah voters beginning Monday evening and expand to urban centers by Tuesday.
“Evan has two mommies,” Johnson says on the call, which was funded through his PAC. “His mother is a lesbian, married to another woman. Evan is okay with that. Indeed, Evan supports the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage.”
“Evan is over 40 years old and is not married and doesn’t even have a girlfriend,” he continued. “I believe Evan is a closet homosexual.”
McMullin is currently polling in second place behind Trump in Utah, where Mormon voters have shied away from the bombastic Republican nominee. In an interview last week with the Salt Lake Tribune, McMullin, a Mormon himself, said he loves his mother, who is married to a woman, but believes “in the sanctity of traditional marriage.”
The Utah campaign is Johnson's latest effort to promote the Republican nominee. The Los Angeles-based attorney and white nationalist activist alters his message depending on whether he's trying to appeal to broad swaths of voters, as in recent swing state radio ads praising Trump as a “strong leader,” or churn up racialized fears.
In the Utah robocall, Johnson self-identifies as a white nationalist.
His robocall campaigns and radio ads are not authorized by the Trump campaign, and the Republican nominee has, under pressure, disavowed support from his white nationalist backers.
Spokespeople for the Trump and McMullin campaigns did not immediately respond Monday to TPM's requests for comment.
Read the full text or listen to audio of the robocall below:
My name is William Johnson. I am a farmer and a white nationalist. I make this call against Evan McMullin and in support of Donald Trump.
Evan McMullin is an open borders amnesty supporter.
Evan has two mommies. His mother is a lesbian, married to another woman. Evan is okay with that. Indeed Evan supports the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage.
Evan is over 40 years old and is not married and doesn’t even have a girlfriend. I believe Evan is a closet homosexual.
Don’t vote for Evan McMullin. Vote for Donald Trump. He will respect all women and be a president we can all be proud of.