Ironically, that job now goes to Tracey Winbush, a fierce opponent of Donald Trump before his official nomination to be the GOP's presidential candidate. According to The Guardian, Tracey Winbush is on record saying she has previously been “offended as an African American” by Trump and admitted in the past she had “bashed the crap out.” Winbush is also on record saying that she believes Turmp has “denigrated the Republican party.”
The Trump campaign made the announcement that Winbush was their new chair on Thursday after previous chair Kathy Miller resigned.
Ohio reporters Michelle Everhart-Sullivan, Jessie Balmert and Henry J. Gomez noticed a curious disappearing act not long after Winbush was named. Previously tweeted anti-Trump messages attacking the Republican nominee began to disappear.
Weird. Looks like new Trump Mahoning County chair @traceywinbush is deleting old tweets ...— Henry J. Gomez (@Henry J. Gomez)1474566500.0
Here's one still showing up. https://t.co/Ta9KQmpd4u— Henry J. Gomez (@Henry J. Gomez)1474566658.0
Another old Winbush tweet that was still showing up a moment ago. Not her words, but she shared the headline & stor… https://t.co/OK4YMau57J— Henry J. Gomez (@Henry J. Gomez)1474567145.0
Then the obvious, Winbush signed up for a service that automatically deletes all of her tweets. The service notified people following her that it was deleting all 17,000-plus of her tweets:
.@traceywinbush, new @realDonaldTrump chairwoman in Mahoning County, dumping some tweets. https://t.co/MtLxHDNQZS— Jessie Balmert (@Jessie Balmert)1474566798.0
As if that isn't strange enough, Winbush then tweeted out that her 2:43 p.m. tweet was her first.
Hello Twitter! #myfirstTweet— Tracey Winbush (@Tracey Winbush)1474569789.0
Mockery quickly followed:
@traceywinbush Not your first tweet. https://t.co/aINa0oJTRj— 🔵 Mr. Blue 🔵 (@🔵 Mr. Blue 🔵)1474572526.0
I think you're missing a few thousand tweets @traceywinbush.— Sam Melendez (@Sam Melendez)1474570659.0
@traceywinbush what about this one? Least you're not as #racist as prev. person in your job... 'cos Islam isn't a r… https://t.co/9FuCgeL5ft— flickharrison (@flickharrison)1474573483.0
@traceywinbush ... after all those you deleted earlier you mean, surely?— Patrick (@Patrick)1474582342.0
Winbush also made a speech in April to the Ohio Republican Party in which she reminded her audience she "bashed the crap out of Trump for the last five months, six months, nine months" on her radio show. “And my listeners are going to kill me if I say anything positive about him.”
Winbush's "second tweet" talked about how blessed she was to be working to help elect Trump.
I look forward to serving the Mahoning Valley For @realDonaldTrump Campaign. What a blessing— Tracey Winbush (@Tracey Winbush)1474570099.0
She continued in her April speech, “There are those of you in here who are supporting a man, at the top of the ticket, who has denigrated the Republican party like I’ve never seen before.”
Winbush even told her fellow Republicans she “could never support a candidate because of the way he has handled himself.”
A reporter asked her after the speech about the fractured primary and how the party can repair that. She asserted, “I don’t like Trump,” she said. “I don’t like Hillary more.”
Winbush's radio show talked about her new candidate lying about his endorsement from David Duke and support from White supremacist groups like the KKK and Aryan Brotherhood. One Feburary 2016 show description reads, “His response on the Sunday Morning talk shows was deplorable and his statement this morning on NBC was even worse. He thinks the American people are stupid and especially me, cause I listen very well and can hear.”
In March her radio show explained, “KKK endorsements are not what the Republican party needs. Racism is always a downer except if you’re Trump I guess.”
Winbush responded to her deleted 17,000-plus tweets by saying that those tweets were "not for you to read."
@eddickson25 @HenryJGomez @PolitiFact 17,000 but it was not for you to read, if you did not know me then, you will just have to know me now— Tracey Winbush (@Tracey Winbush)1474570709.0
That prompted questions about Clinton's deleted emails, which Winbush's candidate has criticized Clinton for.
Can you tell me if you believe Clinton's emails are also "not for you to read" https://t.co/xzKkiuF8st— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young))))1474583893.0
Check out the videos of the new Mahoning County, Ohio Republican Party chair discussing her party's nominee below:
Interview with reporters: