Trump says he'll return donation from 'determined white separatist'
Donald Trump said on Monday that he will return a campaign contribution from a donor described as a "determined white separatist" after the donation was questioned on the trail in New Hampshire.“I would certainly return it if you think it is appropriate,” Trump told an attendee at a town hall event just a day before the state’s primary.
“I would return it. Don’t be so angry, I don’t even know who he is.”
The contribution in question is from William Daniel Johnson, a Los Angeles lawyer described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “determined white separatist.”
Johnson, who sponsored a robocall in Iowa supporting Trump, also praised the candidate in interviews with Talking Points Memo.
Johnson quotes highlighted on the SPLC’s website include a call for U.S. citizenship to be restricted to the “non-Hispanic white [members] of the European race.” It also notes a 2010 speech in which Johnson was upset that the mythical book and movie character Harry Potter kissed a “Chinese girl” in one of the movies based off the books by J.K. Rowling.