A Texas Republican is taking heat for referring to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the “C-word” in a post on Twitter that was quickly removed — but only after screenshots were already taken.
In a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, a Republican statewide office holder, noted a recent poll showing GOP nominee Donald Trump leading. Miller wrote, “Pennsylvania: New Auto Alliance poll. Trump 44, C**t 43, Go, Trump, go.”
Nonetheless, Twitter users were quick to call him out.
A sampling below:
Notice how this stuff usually happens when Trump supporters start to feel confident. Now imagine if Trump won. https://t.co/BUMk8W2QsM
— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) November 1, 2016
Hacked you say? Like it's SOOOO out of character for this guy to call Clinton a slur based on the best human organ?https://t.co/fykecjMgjD
— GingerIsAConstruct (@GingerConstruct) November 1, 2016
— Wendi Aarons (@WendiAarons) November 1, 2016
I did not use the c-word, I was just plagiarizing from people who use the c-word
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) November 1, 2016
@thedailybeast way to stay classy Sid, you slack jawed yokel.
— Jeff Strobel (@strohs01) November 1, 2016
Re: Sid Miller. Don't believe a word of it. This is Miller at his racist, sexist best. Ask a Texan! https://t.co/SFMUcp19Ms
— Shirley Watts (@nixienix5) November 1, 2016
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) November 1, 2016
C word seems to be commonplace usage for Republicans these days. https://t.co/sYe9Ltd0cO
— HawaiiDelilah (@HawaiiDelilah) November 1, 2016
UPDATE ==> Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls ag commissioner's "c*nt" tweet "reprehensible." https://t.co/grCDRYzChW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 1, 2016
1. C-word tweet appears on Miller account
2. Miller says he was hacked
3. Miller team says it was inadvertent RT (but it wasn't RT)
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) November 1, 2016
— Rafael Anchia (@RafaelAnchia) November 1, 2016
I know it's a bit player in the c-word tweet but… "Auto Alliance Poll"?
— Sigh Hersh (scary) (@Ugarles) November 1, 2016
I'm angry that I live in a country where there are humans that will applaud a female presidential candidate being called the c-word.
— Stephanie Evans (@StephEvz43) November 1, 2016
In conclusion, don't use the C-word on Twitter unless it's "Candy," "Christmas," "Civil," "Cake," "Cuddle" or "Compliment."
— Omar L. Gallaga (@omarg) November 1, 2016