This is happening more and more frequently in the era of Trump.
Courtesy of USA Today:
Robocalls against Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that say they were paid for by a neo-Nazi group in Idaho are going out to voters in Tallahassee.
The automated calls are narrated by someone pretending to be Gillum and using an exaggerated minstrel dialect with jungle noises in the background. The calls end with a disclaimer that they were funded by The Road to Power, an anti-Semitic, white supremacist website and podcast linked to Scott Rhodes of Sandpoint, Idaho.
According to the Des Moines Register, a sister paper of the Tallahassee Democrat, the group has been linked to other robocall campaigns in Charlottesville, Virginia, Oregon and California.
Geoff Burgan, communications director for Gillum’s campaign, responded by saying, “This is reprehensible — and could only have come from someone with intentions to fuel hatred and seek publicity. Please don’t give it undeserved attention.”
The Democrat chose not to publish the audio because of its blatantly racist and offensive content. The call came from a phone number in Tallahassee with a 222 prefix.
You know when we elected Barack Obama as President I think a lot of us thought it would pave the way for black candidates that came after.
However, with Donald Trump in office, it is like each African American has to carve their own path and fight their own battles as if that historic presidency had never even happened.
If anything it feels as if we have lost twice as much ground as Obama gained during his two terms in the White House.