People For the American Way

People For the American Way Calls on Trump to Return Contribution from White Nationalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2016

Contact: Laura Epstein or Layne Amerikaner at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

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In response to new data that the Donald Trump campaign accepted a contribution from White Nationalist William Daniel Johnson, People For the American Way calls for Donald Trump to immediately return the contribution.

People For the American Way President Michael Keegan stated:

“Last year, when a White Nationalist was running racist robocalls backing Donald Trump, Trump brushed it off and said he would ‘disavow’ that kind of support. Now is his chance to show whether or not he means it by returning the contribution immediately. Trump can bash ‘political correctness’ all he wants, but anyone who aspires to our nation’s highest office should understand that cashing checks from those pushing an explicitly racist agenda is unacceptable.”

Johnson, who refers to himself as a “white nationalist” and has specifically said that he wants “a white ethno-state, a country made up of only white people,” recorded robocalls in December 2015 to Iowans to support Donald Trump because of his bigoted stance on immigration. At the time, Trump said he "disavows" the ad.

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