Monday, August 20, 2018

White House Speech Writer Was a White Supremacist, Big Surprise

Someone in the White House was just fired for a good reason for once.

Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

Darren Beattie, who was a visiting instructor at Duke University before he joined the White House speechwriting team, was fired Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference, where Beattie spoke on a panel alongside Peter Brimelow. 
Brimelow, founder of the anti-immigrant website, is a “white nationalist” and “regularly publishes works by white supremacists, anti-Semites, and others on the radical right,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group that tracks extremists.

Good lord, if the next administration is going to want to get all the white nationalism out of the house, they're going to have to get a high quality bug bomb.

Once White House officials were informed about CNN’s pending report, Beattie reportedly was confronted and urged to step down immediately. But he apparently refused to resign, arguing that he was not racist and that he had made uncontroversial academic points at the Mencken gathering. When it became clear that Beattie would not resign, the people familiar with the matter said, the White House terminated him.

Stubborn vermin, those white supremacists.

And don't think this fuck's nazi leanings were a secret before he was hired.

Beattie wrote his doctoral thesis on Martin Heidegger, who was a member of the Nazi Party in Germany. Beattie has called Heidegger’s Nazi affiliation “highly troublesome” but maintained that his work is worthy of scholarly attention, according to a report by Forward magazine.

Understatements of the fucking century, Beattie.

Was this the guy who wrote "there are bad people on both sides"? Lol just kidding, that was clearly 100% Trump.

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