The Fastest Way To Get Fired From Your Campaign Staff Gig

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Donald Trump has done his fair share to alienate minority voters over the the past few months. But even he draws the line at campaign staffers who openly post racial slurs and insults on their social-media accounts. Trump political adviser Sam Nunberg lost his job this week after it was confirmed that he had shared inappropriate and off-color posts via his Facebook account, dating back to 2007. Business Insider first released the story, along with screenshots of Nunberg's offensive online musings. In one, he wrote, "[Sam Nunberg is] Meeting Rev. Al Sharpton today, no joke — he will tell him that his daughter is a N---!" In another, preceding President Obama's inauguration in 2009, he posted, "[Sam Nunberg] wants everyone to know that there are still tickets available for the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball — G-D help us!" Business Insider reached out to Nunberg about these posts, among others. He claims to be "shocked" and "doesn't recall" creating them. He also pointed out that these comments date back to a time before he had any affiliation with Trump's organization or campaign. The Trump team quickly distanced the presidential hopeful from Nunberg's actions: The terminated staffer was described by a spokesperson as "just a short-term consultant with the campaign along with many others. Mr. Trump would never condone such statements from anybody in his campaign...even if that person had a low-level campaign position." Nunberg received his degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center after graduating from McGill University in 2004, according to his LinkedIn page. It's unclear why a student of law and history who hoped to work in the public sector would be so thoughtless about what he shared on his social-media accounts. One thing is pretty obvious, though: If you want to lose your job in record speed, sharing racist sentiments on Facebook is definitely one surefire way to do just that.

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