Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is now down at least one delegate to the Republican National Convention thanks to the Illinois State Republican Party, which revoked the credentials of Trump supporter Lori Gayne over a now-deleted Facebook post that featured a racial slur and a suggestion that police in Cleveland be ready to shoot some black people, according to The Chicago Sun-Times‘ Lynn Sweet:
The Republican National Convention welcome party was thrown Sunday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Gayne wrote, over a photo of law enforcement officials on the roof on the iconic building on the Lake Erie shore:
“Our brave snipers just waiting for some “N—- to try something. Love them.”
She used an abbreviation for the racial slur.
The story doesn’t say what the “abbreviation” was, but it’s likely that Sweet meant “niggas,” which isn’t an abbreviation, strictly speaking, but rather an alternate form of the slur.
According to the paper, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider announced that Gayne’s credentials had been revoked after she admitted to posting the message under a different name. Gayne released an apology which read, in part, “I strongly regret the offensive statements I recently made on social media. While I in no way intended to make racist or threatening statements, I now realize that they could be interpreted that way.”
What’s interesting is that while Gayne’s Facebook posting got her kicked out of the convention by her state’s party, the media has been reporting for months that Gayne is a self-professed proud white woman who then went by the now-deleted Twitter handle “Whitepride”:
One of Gayne’s social media handles is “whitepride.”
“With all the racism going on today, I’m very proud to be white. Just like black people are proud to be black and now, as white people, whenever we say something critical we’re punished as if we’re racists. I’m tired of it. I’m very proud,” Gayne said.
“I’m so angry I don’t even feel like I live in America. You can call me a racist. Black Lives Matter? Those people are out of control,” she said.
“I’m all for closing the borders. I’m all for not allowing Muslims in this country. I’m all for keeping illegals out and get as many of them who are here out as soon as possible. … Why do I want my taxpayer money taking care of criminals and murderers who aren’t supposed to be here?”
There were only 18 black delegates to this year’s Republican National Convention out of 2,472, but as of today, there’s at least one fewer white one.
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