As the gubernatorial race in Georgia tightens, white supremacists pro-Trump groups are getting outraged that an African American woman is about to take over the position over a white male.
After longtime TV legend Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, the two received a robocall that was apparently funded by TheRoadToPower.com. The site has been called white supremacist and anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League.
“This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia,” the call begins, according to recordings.
“Years ago, the Jews who own the American media saw something in me – the ability to trick dumb white women into thinking I was like them,” the voice continues. “I see that same potential in Stacey Abrams.”
The robocall compares Abrams to a “poor man’s Aunt Jemimah” who “white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones.”
GOP candidate Brian Kemp tried to condemn the robocall by saying it was “vile,” “racist” and “absolutely disgusting.”
“I stand against any person or organization that peddles this type of unbridled hate and unapologetic bigotry,” he said.
Abrams’s campaign, however, weren’t buying it and hit back at Kemp in its statement.
“Brian Kemp has only now suddenly decided to find a conscience as polls are tightening and Georgia voters are making it clear that they reject the kind of hate he and his allies have been spewing around the state,” spokesperson Abigail Collazo said in the statement. “These automated calls are being sent into homes just days before President Trump arrives, reminding voters exactly who is promoting a political climate that celebrates this kind of vile, poisonous thinking.”
Voter suppression has been a big issue in this race as Kemp’s office tried to keep 53,000 voters from voting, the majority of which were African America.