Quantcast

Trump Aide Quits Campaign Because Of Her Racist Remarks

A Donald Trump staffer in Ohio stepped down Thursday after coming under fire for saying it is African-Americans’ “own fault” if they fail to succeed.

The Hill reported that Bob Paduchik, the Republican presidential nominee’s political director in the key swing state, announced he had accepted the resignation of Mahoning County campaign chairwoman Kathy Miller because of her “inappropriate comments.” Paduchik stressed that county chairmen are “volunteers … not spokespeople for the campaign.”

Miller acknowledged that her remarks were “inappropriate,” and said she was not representing the views of the candidate. She expressed regret for having told the Guardian: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this. If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity. It was given to you.”

Mahoning County is among the 10 Ohio counties with the most registered voters. Statewide, Trump has a narrow lead over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Both candidates consider Ohio crucial to their White House hopes.

The Hill noted that the Miller controversy is not helping Trump’s efforts to win over African-Americans. One recent poll indicated that only 1 percent of black voters nationwide supported him.

Source: The Hill
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Back in 2012, you might have heard the story of the elderly bus monitor who was bullied to tears by rude young thugs on the school bus. The...

A 2-year-old girl’s new toy truck was not as innocent as it appeared when the child’s brother bought it for her at a Monster Jam show in Syracuse...

Sarah Palin joins her daughter in berating President Obama for jumping in too quickly regarding the Texas teen who made a clock that got him in...

An American Muslim woman may not wear her religion’s traditional hijab while attending a military academy in South Carolina later this year, due...

In an astounding haul, the U.S. Coast Guard seized 12,000 pounds of cocaine valued at around $181 million when it intercepted a semi-submersible...

Latest News Stories

A Batavia, Ohio couple started noticing their 3-month-old daughter Paisley exhibiting unusual characteristics.

Her mother, Carissa...

The former First Daughter seems to be the only member of the Obama family who is working these days. The 18-year-old showed up for her internship...

There are many words that come to mind when thoughts turn to Adolf Hitler, but the word kissable is typically not among them. Of course, not...

The famous surrealist artist from Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, Salvador Dali, passed away in 1989. Though he had been married, as far as the world...

Pro wrestler Davey Boy Smith Junior, better known as Harry Smith, allegedly saved a woman from jumping from a bridge while she was planning on...