GOP Senate Nominee’s Spokesman Described Majority-Black Cities As ‘S***holes’ In Now-Deleted Tweets

For those of you that still haven’t grasped this concept, if you tweet racist, controversial or deplorable things on Twitter, it will come back to bite you in the butt.

Today, that message is for Rick Shaftan, the spokesperson for Virginia’s U.S. Senate Republican nominee, Corey Stewart. It’s no surprise that Stewart is aligned with President Donald Trump, especially after Shaftan’s tirade against cities like Memphis, New Orleans and Baltimore. 

Within the racially charged tweets, Shaftan referred to U.S. cities with majority-black populations as “s**itholes.” One angry tweet targeted at Baltimore came after a Confederate statue was replaced with a memorial of Harriet Tubman. 

Shafta also had some unpleasant words to say about opening a business in cities with majority-black populations. “After #Ferguson, only a fool would start, finance or insure a business in a black neighborhood,” he tweeted in 2014. A year later, he followed that statement up with a warning to business owners: “DON’T OPEN A BUSINESS IN A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD!” 

His 2014 slew of anti-black tweets continued, and in each one, he was sure to hashtag “Ferguson,” so it’s clear he has no issue with his racist views being seen and heard by the world. “Crazed black people looting a liquor store is the ultimate racist stereotype. #Ferguson,” his 2014 series of tweets included. 

Mind you, these tweets came after the response to the slayings of African-Americans by white police officers in Ferguson and Baltimore. The response to the killings broke out into riots which, yes, caused damage to local businesses, but we don’t see Shaftan warning business owners from setting up shop in San Francisco in response to the vandalism and unrest that erupted after the 2014 World Series victory of the San Francisco Giants.

Although, ironically, he recently tweet seeking “#BRoll” of the “#s**thole” conditions in the California city.

Shafta’s stance on non-whites and non-Christians has been pretty clear. He and Stewart’s other spokesperson worked on behalf of an anti-Semite that ran for Paul Ryan’s House Speaker seat in Wisconsin.

Noel Fritsch, another spokesperson for Stewart, responded by calling the dredging up of old tweets a deflection tactic by the “far left liberals and weak republicans.” He blames use of the “race card to shut down all debate” for the “decades of failed federal government programs.”

In response to The Daily Beast’s report on his racially charged tweets, Shafta showed no shame. “I must have said something worse than that in all these years!” he proudly exclaimed on a Facebook post.

Stewart is currently running against Tim Kaine, the former vice presidential nominee, whom Trump once called a “total stiff” who “is weak on crime and borders, and wants to raise your taxes through the roof.” 

Amidst the controversy of Shafta’s tweets, it was revealed that Corey Stewart had a skeleton in his closet in the form of his appreciation of Bigfoot erotica. 

As curious as you may be, this is one you don’t need to do further research on.

H/T: Huffington Post, The Daily Beast