Trump fires staffer after Facebook past surfaces

It’s clear that Donald Trump has no problem getting publicity.  However, in the last several weeks, Trump has had quite a bit of bad luck when it comes to social media.  Whether it be self-inflicted or something posted on his behalf, it seems that the businessman and would-be Republican presidential nominee, can barely go a week without some social media controversy.

Last week was no exception.

On Sunday, it was announced that Sam Nunberg, a political adviser, had been fired from his role with the Trump presidential campaign.  Late last week, a number of Facebook posts tied to Nunberg, dating back as far as 2007, surfaced and they were not pretty. The worst of these ranged from horribly insulting to outright racist.

For example, there was a post that referred to Gov. Chris Christie as a “fat slob” and President Obama as a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser.”  However, the worst was reserved for the daughter of Rev. Al Sharpton.  In that post, Nunberg simply referred to her as a the n-word.

Nunberg categorically denies every posting these things.  In a statement to CNN, he said the following:

“I am not adept at social media.  I have a long record of working with diverse people. And anything you are reporting on does not reflect anything on Mr. Trump or Mr. Trump’s campaign. 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. In any event, this is the problem with politics … Politics as usual is wrong.”

This marks the second time Sam Nunberg has been fired from a Trump presidential campaign.  He axed from Trump’s 2012 campaign after he arranged for a Buzzfeed interview that mocked Trump’s run for the White House.

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