Utah flooded with racist robocalls from white supremacist BYU grad

Utah man gets racist robocall from white nationalist that attacks Romney, supports Trump. (Photo: Jay Hancock / KUTV)

(KUTV) People across Utah have reported receiving from calls containing a message attacking Mitt Romney from a man claiming to be a white-nationalist in support of Trump.

The robocaller identifies himself as William Johnson, representing the American Freedom Party and American National Super Pac.

Several 2News viewers reported receiving the call which said, in part:

"Mitt Romney has viciously attacked Donald Trump. Mitt Romney and his establishment conservatives are both mean spirited and dishonest. The white race is being replaced by other peoples in America and in all white countries. Donald Trump stands strong as a nationalist."

Johnson, a Brigham Young University graduate, is the chairman of the American Freedom Party, a group who claims to 'represent the interests and issues of White Americans.'

On the party's website, Johnson says has a bachelor's degree in Japanese from BYU and is currently a practicing corporate lawyer in Los Angeles. He is also listed as the spokesperson for the American Freedom Party.

The American Freedom Party to claims to be a 'Nationalist' party that 'shares the customs and heritage of the European American people.'

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the American Freedom Party as a white-supremacist organization in Southern California.

LINK: WILLIAM DANIEL JOHNSON

2News viewer Dale Boam's phone rang in his Holladay home Thursday night. When he answered he says he was shocked by what he was hearing.

"Then just started spewing white supremacist to the point my wife said 'you need to stop that you need to get up and stop that,'" Boam said.

Utah is not the first state to receive the robocalls. Previous calls from the American National Super Pac have been heard in Minnesota, Iowa, and Vermont.

Jeremy Harris spoke with William Johnson in a phone interview. Here is the entirety of that phone conversation.



Follow Jeremy Harris on Twitter @jeremykharris for breaking news, updates and more.


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