Trump campaign fires staffer over controversial Facebook posts

  • TECH
  • Monday, 03 Aug 2015

Convenient scapegoat: Is it really possible that "racist" posts, ostensibly made by someone else in Trump's name, could have gone unnoticed for eight years? Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has fired a staffer after racially charged and insulting Facebook posts under his name came to light, a person close to the campaign said. 

The posts, which date back to 2007, included an apparent racial slur targeting civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton's daughter. 

Other posts called President Barack Obama "a Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser," and "Kenyan" and "Muslim," according to Business Insider, which first reported the posts on July 31. 

The staffer, Sam Nunberg, has denied writing the posts, according to CNN. Nunberg previously worked for the 2008 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney as chair of a New York City students' organisation, according to a LinkedIn profile under his name. Nunberg was a "low-level" staffer for the Trump campaign, the campaign told Business Insider

The source, who asked not to be named, declined to give further details, other than to say Nunberg was no longer working for the campaign. 

Trump is leading most major polls ahead of the first Republican debate on July 30. 

Earlier this week, Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen publicly apologised for comments he made on the subject of marital rape. – Reuters

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Tech News

Grab's sales jump 39% in Q1, ahead of record SPAC deal
The robot apocalypse is hard to find in America's small and mid-sized factories
Australia Tesla battery blaze under control after three days
Cryptocurrency crime in Hong Kong hits record levels, with one victim losing HK$124mil to fraudsters
Dorsey-led $29 billion deal delivers prompt payday for Afterpay founders
The missile tech firing up China’s Olympic swimming rockets
Hackers shut down system for booking Covid-19 shots in Italy’s Lazio region
Tokyo Olympics: Soaring heart rates laid bare on TV as archers okay new tech
Families urge using new DNA tech to identify Pearl Harbor unknowns
Has someone else logged into your Facebook account? Here’s how to find out

Stories You'll Enjoy