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Ex-Obama Advisor Blasted for Tying Nikki Haley to Charleston Shooting

PicMonkey Collage - Friedman  HaleyEarly Thursday morning, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley released a statement condemning the shooting in Charleston, asking what could have motivated the murder of innocents during a peaceful religious meditation. Shortly afterwards, Brandon Friedman, the former deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, decided to cash in on the attention by linking the event to an unrelated story from Haley’s part.

Using the Charleston Shooting hashtag, Friedman tweeted an old Talking Points Memo story on the Republican governor’s defense of flying the Confederate flag.

The link between the shooting and the flag defense is currently unclear, and Friedman has not responded to those who have tweeted him in response. Many of those respondents have given Friedman their disapproval, saying that he is using the tragedy in order to politicize a comparatively-trivial incident.

[h/t The Blaze]
[Image via U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development / Gage Skidmore]

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