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Pro-Trump robocall: 'Don't vote for a Cuban'

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Amy R. Connolly
The American National PAC affiliated with a white supremacist group issued a robocall on behalf of Republican candidate Donald Trump urging Vermont and Minnesota residents to not vote for Cuban opponents Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The group said the call was not authorized by Trump, seen here on Feb. 22. Photo by James Atoa/UPI
The American National PAC affiliated with a white supremacist group issued a robocall on behalf of Republican candidate Donald Trump urging Vermont and Minnesota residents to not vote for "Cuban" opponents Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The group said the call was not authorized by Trump, seen here on Feb. 22. Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A white nationalist-linked super PAC issued a robocall on behalf of Republican candidate Donald Trump urging voters not to support "Cuban" opponents Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

The call from the American National PAC to voters in Vermont and Minnesota, which was not authorized by Trump, was voiced by William Johnson, a self-described farmer and head of the white nationalist American Freedom Party.

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"The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called 'racist,'" Johnson said in the call. "Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid. Don't vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump."

Rubio's campaign said, "this is an outrageous robocall that Trump should immediately repudiate and demand that this group cease its operations."

"This is the lowest form of campaigning, and is the exact same type of dirty tricks Donald Trump has been decrying for weeks now," Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos said.

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