Donald Trump on Wednesday evening said that he was not shocked by robocalls supporting him from a white nationalist super PAC, but he said he “would disavow” the calls.
During a phone interview on CNN’s “Outfront,” Trump was asked to comment on the calls.
“Nothing in this country shocks me. I would disavow it, but nothing in this country shocks me,” he responded.
“People are angry, they’re angry at what’s going on,” he continued. “They’re angry at the border, they’re angry at the crime, they’re angry at people coming in and shooting Kate [Steinle] in the back in California, in San Francisco, they’re angry when Jamiel Shaw was shot in the face by an illegal immigrant, they’re angry when the woman, the veteran, 65 years old, is raped, sodomized, and killed by an illegal immigrant. And they’re very angry about it and, by the way, thousands of other cases like that.”
TPM reported over the weekend that Iowa voters on Saturday received robocalls from the American National Super PAC telling them to vote for Trump.
“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,” Jared Taylor, the founder of a white supremacist magazine, said on the call. “We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Trump.”
Watch Trump’s response:
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