By Hamish Balfour
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may have soundly defeated Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary, but he won’t be able to count on support from some sections of the Republican party.
White supremacists, who have been strong supporters of Donald Trump, say they won’t vote for Cruz because “he looks too Mexican.”
“When I first heard of him, I thought his name was spelled like Tom Cruise, but when I realized he spelled it with a “z,” I said no way,” said Brian Blank, a spokesperson for the National White Alliance (NWA.)
Cruz’s ethnic background is Cuban, not Mexican. White supremacists have come out in support of Trump. White supremacist websites, such as Stormfront, have reported jumps in their traffic because of Trump. A white nationalist Super PAC made robocalls urging people to vote for him. Blank confirmed his support for the New York real estate magnate in an interview in The Conservative Chronicle.
“I approve of what Trump is talking about,” he said. “He wants to make America white again.”