Donald Trump might no longer be hosting “The Apprentice”–but he did get to tell someone, “You’re fired!”
Trump’s campaign adviser, Sam Nunberg, was fired over the weekend after it came to light that he had written several racially insensitive Facebook posts in 2008 and 2009.
Nunberg’s post were targeted at MSNBC host and racial agitator Al Sharpton, and President Barack Obama.
“meeting Rev. Sharpton today, no joke… will tell him that his daughter is n—!”
“so the NFL will allow murderers, dog kills, and men that beat their wives to play, but won’t allow Rush Limbaugh to have a minority stake in a team–no that will be Rev. Sharpton Justice YO!”
Nunberg initially denied that he had written the posts, and touted his record of diversity:
“I have a long record of working with diverse people,” he said. “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.”
Unfortunately for Nunberg, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed that Nunberg had authored the posts–and had been fired.
It’s unclear exactly what role Nunberg had in the campaign. Lewandowski, when announcing Nunberg’s firing, called him a “part-time, low-level staffer,” but previous information shows that Nunberg was allegedly Trump’s “right-hand” man.
Regardless of Nunberg’s specific job, it shows that even when working for a candidate who has made plenty of controversial remarks over the past weeks, even Donald Trump has his limits.