CHARLESTON, S.C. – A robocall urging South Carolinians to vote for Ted Cruz takes aim at Donald Trump over the billionaire’s stance on the Confederate flag.
The message, which was first reported by The Charleston Post and Courier, repeats Trump saying “Put it in a museum, let it go” multiple times as an announcer explains, “That’s Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia.”
Last summer, Trump supported Governor Haley’s decision to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol last summer.
The announcer said the real estate mogul’s view of putting the flag in a museum was akin to talking about it as “a social disease.”
“People like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business,” the voice on the robocall said.
Additionally, the call states that Trump has “bankrolled nearly every major Democrat in the country and… funded our enemies. He’s ridiculed our values.”
“Ted Cruz for President,” the message concludes. “Let’s take our country back now, before it’s too late.”
The calls were paid for by the Courageous Conservative Political Action Committee, which support Cruz, according to The Post and Courier.
The robocall appears to be an attempt take down Trump with some of his core support in South Carolina. According to Public Policy Polling’s latest survey, 70 percent of Trump’s supporters in the state believe the Confederate flag should still be flying on the capitol’s grounds. In that same poll, 54 percent of Republicans in the state also support the flag flying on capitol grounds. (RELATED: South Carolina Republicans Aren’t Big Fans Of Nikki Haley’s Signature Action)