Andrew Gillum targeted in disgusting white supremacist robocall to Florida voters
Florida voters are picking up the phone to hear a voice claiming, “Well hello there. I is the Negro Andrew Gillum, and I be asking you to make me governor of this here state of Florida.” The voice is an actor’s and the call is a robocall paid for by an Idaho white supremacist group that calls itself The Road to Power.
Black spiritual music plays in the background, and a monkey screeches occasionally to refer to Gillum, who is the mayor of Tallahassee.
The ad says Gillum’s health care plan will be quite cheap, because he’ll just give chicken feet to people as medicine. It talks about how Jewish people are going to vote for him, because Jews are “the ones that been putting Negroes in charge over the white folk, just like they done after the Civil War.”
This isn’t the first such disgustingly racist robocall from the same group.
Florida voters, if you found any part of that message appealing or persuasive, might as well go out and fit yourself for a white hood right now. If, on the other hand, you saw through the vicious bigotry of that call, take another look at the more coded appeals coming from GOP nominee Ron DeSantis and the Republican Party. Racism is racism, whether it clubs you over the head with monkey screeches and exaggerated dialect or pretends innocence after asking voters not to “monkey this up” by voting for a black candidate.