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REVEALED: Trump staffers busted for posting racist memes and calling for violence against minorities

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An investigation into the social media habits of paid staffers working in Donald Trump’s presidential  campaign shows employees who look a lot like Trump voters.

Angry, racist and not afraid to advertise it.

The Associated Press looked at the social media timelines of more than 50 current and former campaign employees and what they uncovered was a propensity for sharing racist memes and comments, with some even calling for a civil war if their boss isn’t elected.

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At a time when the Trump campaign is officially attempting to reach out to minority voters, employees past and present have been disparaging those same voters with ugly racist caricatures, grotesque memes and even support of violent actions aimed at American Muslims.

The AP found pictures portraying African-Americans with fried chicken and calling them ignorant, to a  Trump field organizer in Virginia insisting Muslims would impose Sharia law on America and that fellow “patriots,” who “understand Islam for what it is are gearing up for the fight.”

Trump employee Craig Bachler, who is the candidate’s statewide director of coalitions in Florida,  shared a photo (see below) of a Mexican man in a sombrero mocking the way he speaks, calling it “Mexican word of the day”.

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According to the Associated Press, many Trump employees have set their social media accounts to private or have deleted them following the scrutiny. But the fact that staffers were hired for a political campaign and no one reviewed their social media history shows a breakdown in a vetting process that now more than ever looks for potential public relations landmines.

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“In vetting a prospective staffer, I’m not sure where the line would be for not hiring someone or simply asking them to take something down from social media, but there is a line,” said Beth Myers, a former Mitt Romney campaign aide.

The AP notes that they notified the Trump campaign about the postings they discovered over a month ago and the campaign spokespeople have yet to respond.

 

 

 


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