A Racist Trump Staffer Is Joining Education Dept. How Is This OK?

Several of President Trump’s campaign staffers have expressed views that were overtly racist, supportive of violent actions and broadly hostile to Muslims.

Teresa UnRue, a Donald Trump’s campaign staffer who shared racist posts on social media during the election campaign will be joining the U.S. Department of Education.

An internal email was sent to career Education Department employees by Phil Rosenfelt, who will serve as acting secretary of the department, and Jason Botel, new White House adviser for education. It lists members of Trump’s new administration team and notes their varied backgrounds in policy, communications and finance.


UnRue worked as a graphic designer and field organizer for Trump’s South Carolina advance team. Recently, she drew attention for posting a video on her Facebook account showing a black man eating fried chicken and criticizing fellow blacks for ignorance and having too many children.

In the video, the man asks why fellow African-Americans are mad about slavery and says, “Y’all weren’t no damn slaves.” When she shared the clip, UnRue wrote, “Had me crack’n up!! Thank you! Please share this with people.”

After the Orlando gay club shooting, she shared a picture that read, “We need Islam control, not gun control.”

During Trump’s election campaign his paid staffers had no qualms about sharing hate speech against Muslims and other minorities.

As promised during the election campaign, immediately after assuming office Trump signed two executive orders on immigration and border security. The border security measure instructs the homeland security secretary to take steps to immediately plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border in order to achieve complete operational control of the southern border.

The executive order on immigration includes a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

Americans' response to the executive orders was immediate.




Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Joshua Roberts

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