Trump Political Advisor Calls Al Sharpton’s Daughter A N*gger, Obama A Kenyan Socialist (SCREENSHOTS)
Donald Trump is in damage control mode after one of his political advisors’ old Facebook posts surfaced in the form of a Business Insider article highlighting numerous instances of (atrocious grammar and spelling included) racism and outright stupidity.
Sam Nurnberg, who once served as co-chair of “Students for Mitt” in New York City during the failed presidential candidate’s 2008 campaign and as the Deputy Political Director for the American Center for Law and Justice for almost two years, was paid $15,139 as a political advisor for the Trump campaign between April and August. If there’s one thing that can be said for Nurnberg, it is that he is a “true believer.”
In posts preserved and published by Business Insider, Nurnberg calls President Obama a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser,” complains about the President’s “Hip Hop Inagural Ball” in 2009, bloviates about “universal Kenyan health care,” which he predicted would not pass, and says any number of horrible things in his nearly illiterate ravings:
While talking with Business Insider, Al Shapton said of the Trump advisor’s hateful display, “That is ugly and repugnant for anyone to have access to the front-runner as a paid employee that has these kinds of sentiments and has them so arrogantly that they would place them on their Facebook page.”
“This is not something that someone said and was overheard, this is something that he has branded. And if he can be the communications person for the frontrunner, then this is an offense and a direct slap in the face of all Americans that would entertain whether or not Mr. Trump could be the leader of the free world,” Sharpton added.
Apparently, Trump has finally realized the power of damage control, as his campaign cut ties with Nurnberg — only after the posts, which were displayed publicly for anyone who viewed the former advisor’s Facebook, became public knowledge.
“Sam Nunberg is just a short-term consultant with the campaign along with many others. If he did make these statements he will be terminated immediately,” a Trump spokesperson said in response to Business Insider’s publication of the information. “Mr. Trump would never condone such statements from anybody in his campaign … even if that person had a low-level campaign position.”
For his part, Nurnberg denied his role in posting the public comments to his own Facebook page. “I am not adept at social media,” Nurnberg said. “I would also point out that all of these things were done before Mr. Trump’s campaign, if I even did them – which I deny.”
There has not yet been confirmation that Nurnberg has received Trumps’ trademark line, “You’re fired!” but it is a surprising decision on the part of the Trump campaign, given Glorious Leader’s own horrifically bigoted remarks — “Mexican rapists,” for example:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Recently, Trump refused to fire Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump and an executive vice president at The Trump Organization, after the advisor claimed that legally “you cannot rape your spouse.”
Cohen threatened to sue the Daily Beast reporter who broke the remarks, according to the Beast:
“I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know. So I’m warning you, tread very f—ing lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be f—ing disgusting. You understand me?”
Perhaps we are seeing a new Donald Trump — one who rejects bigotry, and who will finally take his campaign seriously — at least, publicly.
But probably not.